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Eight reasons to hit ‘mute’ during TV ads by super PACs

First Iowa, now Florida, have seen the first wave of political TV ads from super PACs – mostly negative – that will smother the 2012 presidential elections. Voters have an easy way to avoid such ads: the mute button. Here are eight reasons to use it:

2. Many candidates themselves say they don’t like super PACs.

Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum deplore them, even as they rely on them. Mitt Romney wants them to “disappear,” despite one that helped him in Iowa. President Obama launched his first ad of the 2012 campaign – in response to a super PAC ad. Jon Huntsman Jr. gave up his candidacy, saying “This race has degenerated into an onslaught of negative and personal attacks not worthy of our people.”

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