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Does it bother you to see and hear ads promoting or not-promoting a nominee for Justice of the Supreme Court?

I cannot remember this happening in the past, and somehow the advertising campaign seems to take away from the dignity of the position. The nominee appears to have taken no active part whatsoever in campaigning for the post.

What is the point of this campaigning? When the political ads are about a candidate actually running for office, the hope of the advertisers is that their ads will affect the way the populace votes.

But in this case, it is the Senate that does the voting. How many people will actually sit down and write their senators urging them to vote a particular way? That will be a far smaller percentage than people who will remember campaign ads at the polls when they are voting.

Of course, these ads may well be in preparation for the Congressional elections this fall, in that they might be establishing "Important Issues" to be argued about by people you actually vote for (or against.)

But the ads still seem undignified somehow.

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