Local Residents Speak Out About Campaign Ads

By: Rhiana Huckins Email
By: Rhiana Huckins Email

There are some controversial ads being run between Presidential Candidates Barack Obama and John McCain.

Britney Spears and Paris Hilton won't be running for president anytime soon, but John McCain recently approved an ad showing similarities between the two divas and Barack Obama, accusing him of claiming fame.

While some consider this to be a negative attack ad, others do not.

"I saw the ad and really thought it was rather innocuous. I didn't see anything terrible about the ad, although the media reported it as being very negative and I don't see it," Carolyn Cook, president of Houston County Republican Women said.

"I think they were trying to make it negative, but unfortunately for them, Obama seems to have the grip of it. It just draws a big crowd and a lot of young voters are attracted to him and his message," Jennifer Adams, chairman of the Houston Co. Democratic Committee said.

Some feel the ads contents are irrelevant and with the election being close to three months away, it’s taking away from the important issues.

"When candidates spend a lot of time talking about non issues, it does nothing to help this country. With all of the problems that are facing the country today, we need candidates who are going to be focused on the issues and not try to make problems where there are none," Walter Bowers, a Dothan resident said.

News 4 asked some local residents how they feel about the ads and whether or not it would change their opinion on the candidates, and this is what they had to say:

"Regardless of weather or not the person has superstar status or not, if the person can do the job, than that is the person I would vote for."

"I think people should be very careful about what they say and who they say it about because everybody has to answer to God," Vickie Driggers, another Dothan resident said.

The General Presidential Election is Tuesday, November 4th.

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