Elisabeth Hasselbeck, a T.V. presenter on a commercial T.V. network is arguing that that television advertising is not good value.
ELISABETH HASSELBECK: Obviously both sides are trying to run and create image. So if we use this as, so they both have funds and are creating an image, making sure their candidates are where they need to be seen, as they need to be. I find it completely then repulsive to then - if we want to look at spending - see how Barack Obama now is going to spend what $3 million on two thirty minute ads that are going to run this week.
BARBARA WALTERS: He’s got the money and he wants to win.
ELISABETH HASSELBECK: That to me is, in terms of the economy is - that is repulsive.
Yeah, um… What? In terms of the economy in what sense? In the sense that it’s really shitty right now (people you vigorously support’s fault, btw) and a whoooole bunch of people have donated lots of money to a guy they think can turn it around, because even though they’re hurting right now they really hope it will get better and really think he’s the right guy to do it and desperately want him try and convince as many people as possible to vote for him, and so he’s using that money incredibly wisely and advertising right before the World Series? Yeah. That is totally repulsive. Happy Diwali!