WASHINGTON (AP) — It would take almost 14 straight days to watch all the feel-good Hillary Clinton television ads that have aired since the general election campaign began last month.
Meanwhile, anyone flipping through the channels looking for positive ads about Donald Trump would be disappointed: He hasn’t yet put up a spot appealing to November voters.
The lopsided commercial airwaves show the two presidential candidates have drastically different views of the importance of traditional political campaigning. Clinton’s large batch of biographical ads has given her an opportunity to influence views about her own image.
On the other hand, Trump has been banking on free media coverage propelled by his celebrity appeal. As a consequence, he has largely ceded control over what the voting public is learning about him.