We're missing out on not being a battleground state in this year's presidential election. I mean, there's a lot of evil campaign commercials out there that we don't get to see. I feel cheated.
Campaign commercials are designed to make the other guy look like a monster and that's what makes them fun. There's always a lot of discussion about negative campaign ads. Hey, I think they're entertaining and revealing.
If you think this is new, you're wrong. Negative campaigns started in 1800 between Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. You think things are bad now? Jefferson's campaign called Adams's campaign a hermaphrodite who had "neither the force and firmness of a man, nor the gentleness and sensibility of a woman." Adams' people said Jefferson was a mean-spirited, low-life, "the son of a half-breed Indian squaw, sired by a mulatto father." And these two guys were friends!
The problem in Connecticut is that we are solidly in President Obama's camp. He'll carry Connecticut by a comfortable margin, so there's no way Mitt Romney's campaign will spend any serious money here. Ann Romney's was here in April. Where's her hubby? Michele Obama hasn't been here since 2010. I feel neglected.
That's not to say President Obama doesn't need Connecticut. We found out this week he does.