It's still only July, but already the rough beast of election season has begun moving its slow thighs. President Obama recently rolled out a series of television ads attacking his Republican rival for sending US jobs overseas through his private equity firm, Bain Capital, while Romney has responded (somewhat bizarrely) with spots accusing POTUS of making unfounded attacks on Hilary Clinton during the last democratic primary.
If you're anything like me, this campaign sloganeering has washed over you in the comfort of a politically like-minded community. (Like most of the sportos, motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, wastoids, etc.* with whom I share the borough of Brooklyn, I'm a card-carrying Democrat). Many are not so fortunate. And good luck to you if you're a bleeding-heart liberal in Fort Worth, Texas or a Buckley-reciting, Reagan-worshipping conservative in Dearborn, Michigan--a stranger in a strange land.
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