American politics is no more absurd than politics anywhere. Honestly. Trust me on this one. No new taxes.
For the record: The Living Room Candidate
This is a terrific resource for the American people, providing a multimedia online archive of presidential candidates' TV commercials.
The character of each candidate's campaign is captured publicly for all time. Republican and Democratic candidates alike should keep this is mind: what you tell the voters, and how you make your pitch are going on a very visible record. Show some character.
As for this Bush 200 commercial, it is some what humorous that we were asked to fear Gore would spend a trillion dollar surplus. Perhaps we got the message, for we elected Bush instead, but got what we feared: that trillion dollar surplus is no more, and we will have to shoulder a trillion dollar deficit into the future.