For what it's worth, for all of you feeling this way about the Dems - and rightly so...
Seriously, get out there. That doesn't mean you have to schedule a nine-month doorknocking tour, ahaha.
But I always go house to house around election time, and since I have the reputation of being the 'everyone's seemingly stern but cool' sister... Or maybe aunt, now... It helps. All elections are won on margins, every single one.
The reason dems go with ads like that for TV is - frankly - nobody watches TV.
Individual shows might be streamed and so, but - Fox, which genuinely hits 2.5 million viewers at it's peak, hits... 2.5 million viewers. That's less than a hundredth of the U.S population, and though you could argue that there are exceptions (the lovely Rachel Maddow has been hitting peak highs for awhile, now!), or that the ability to intrude snippets and 'alternate realities' starts there, the actual reality is that for the demographic most likely to leave the TV on all day...
I'm sure their data-magicians suspect those ads work best.
Therefore, it is our civic duty to be on the ground for this. We will be living out the consequences; and though I won't lie, I'm a lot more scared about talking to people face to face then I was four years back, I'm always scared. No reason to let it stop me.
Eventually, I'll be old enough to be one of those League of Women Voters volunteers that is omnipresent at the polls, and my life shall be complete.
But maybe you live in an even more rural area, or you can't get to that place. Do not fear.
Whether it's phonebanking or writing op-eds or helping party infrastructure, there is something you can do. And maybe I'm misreading the atmosphere of the thread, but I have faith in your abilities to help.
'inspirational paff' aside, I'm still giggling over the MAGAVAN. Maybe I shouldn't be because it's serious. But I am. I knew a guy like that. His house burnt down in what I assume was a very intelligent and well-executed insurance scam.