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Old 11-07-2012, 09:57 AM
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Yeah, some of the coverage I watched had a statistic that the estimated total spend between both campaigns in full was something like $3 Billion got spent to end up basically in the same place as the day before the election. I don't know if that figure is accurate. But the pundits also claimed (to put it into perspective) that the US consumer spends $6 billion on Halloween paraphenalia for just that holiday alone. So maybe it's not that much after all!

In a perfect world it would be better if they took the possible sign from the voters (who are kind of evenly split popular vote wise) that working together is what's actually needed, what's perhaps wanted by the moderate central block (outwith the more vocal extremes on both sides) and not to continue the polarised partisanship that often appears (from afar I acknowledge) essentially just to lead to not getting anywhere on issues.
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