So far this election, we've seen candidates shoot drones, televisions,elephant pinatas, Obamacare and targets that were metaphors for Obamacare in campaign ads. One candidate threatened to shoot those who tried to come into his home. Other candidates have brought guns to rallies, raffled them off to supporters or challenged their opponents to debates of accuracy at the shooting range.
In races where the candidates would rather talk about the character deficits of their opponents -- a routine that usually involves accusing the other of knowing national politicians or having lived too long in the city that both are expending so much energy and money to end up in -- voters are sometimes left with ownership of a gun, a snowmobile or a pick-up truck as the only thing they definitively know about a candidate by the time November comes along. Which is to say, nothing at all.
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