I'm not a bitter ender, but it's just interesting to see the power of broadcast time--if someone hears someone's ad, whatever the content, they get a vote. Which is why whichever party spends the most wins.
Well, I don't think that Harris can win in the general election. So then the choice came down between McBride and Collins. Since I have seen and heard zip from McBride it tells me he isn't making the effort to win. OTOH, Collins BRILLIANT radio commercial tells me he IS making the effort. Oh, and it is refreshing to actually hear an interesting radio commercial. Well, actually the Collins commercial sounds like your standard political commercial except for the tail end where some loud woman yells: "SHE CAN'T WIN!!!"
Don't underestimate effort. In high school we had a guy run for student body president. A completely meaningless job. Except it does teach kids a bit about politics. Okay, so this guy had lots of qualifications but he NEVER asked for our vote. He considered it demeaning. Meanwhile the "shallow" guy won because he actually asked for our vote even though it was for an utterly meaningless post. Oh, and the loser went into a deep depression. The guy couldn't figure out why he lost. DUhhhhh!!!