The debates and insurance advertising

No I did not invest two hours of my life in watching the debates.  Nor do I pay particular attention to anything that cannot bring actual value(by my definition) to my life.  For those that do, great.  I am happy you enjoy the entertainment that they provide.  So what do the debates remind you of?

1. Two fairly rude men who like to hear themselves talk

2. Two people that if they had any sort of actual, measurable, factual results over the last four years would not not to fight for time

If you do what you promise do you need to pay to get re-elected?

I cannot help but wonder how much money is spent by politicians to get re-elected.  Now I understand when you are getting elected, like starting a business, you need to let people know who you are, your plan, etc.  Your past and reputation can only get you so far.  But getting re-elected is a completely different scenario, or should it be?