When I hear an attack ad, I immediately go all LSAT-y on it and pick it apart for its logical fallacies, out-of-context quotes, and general ass-ishness. I think to myself "I'm going to vote for the other guy simply because this guy is willing to make and ad like this."
But then I hear an ad for the other guy, and it's just another attack ad on the first guy.
Then who do I vote for? Some fringe candidate who wants to [insert radical proposal here]? No, no... that's not good. There's no alternative, and there is no lesser evil. Just two equal evils and a system designed to keep out reasonable and sensible candidates.
So I stay home.
Some of you will probably know me enough to also assume that I'm probably just lazy, and don't know where to vote or know what I need to vote or have the research done ahead of time to know specific candidate's policies. And you would be right (mostly).
But I say that there is a difference between not voting because you're lazy when you should vote, and not voting because you're lazy when it's not worth voting in the first place.
Sadly in this midterm election it seems like I'm facing the second option. Oh well- more time to finish the Halo Reach campaign on legendary.