Looks like us Aussies could be headed for another election! HELP! I don't think I could bear another six weeks of endlessly screened over-the-top campaign ads and those irritating automated phone calls. I feel sorry for my U.S. counterparts - six weeks out of every three years is bad enough, but you have to put up with it all year round! President Obama still has two years to go in his first term, but you have to have mid-terms and pre-selections and sometimes run-offs... And your campaign ads are more over-the-top than ours. Our campaign ads have to be heavily regulated but some of your politicians are quite extreme and out-there! How do you cope?