What Happened to Change We Can Believe In? - Readers' Comments - NYTimes.com: "If the Democrats are losing, it is because they have not yet learned to lie. As a 'reality-based' party that puts public interest ahead of power, they cannot compete with the Republicans cynical disinformation machine. The fact remains that, in 2010 America, most people are not that educated, and many people are not that smart. Advertising and marketing rely on such deficiencies to market their useless and, in some cases, harmful products, and the Republicans rely on advertising and marketing techniques to influence public opinion and, essentially, buy elections."