It can’t even be a possibility any longer.
Even in local elections, the pollitical ads can be very negative. Check this ad from Central New York:
I don’t have any feelings one way or the other about either of these candidates, I just thought this was an odd type of ad for a local campaign. It’s kind of an odd ad in general, like one you’d see on “Veep” as an example of an ad they’re making fun of.
It has to be a joke. That’s the only way that any of this makes sense.