When election time comes around, just turn on the television or the radio and you will be bombarded with the latest campaign commercials as the candidates slug it out. Like a horse race, the broadcaster shouts out the headlines of the latest poll. Billboards, yard signs, and campaign literature litter the streets. Answer your phone and you will likely hear a voice on the other end asking for your vote or asking where you stand on the issues of the day. Go to your mailbox and you will see mailer after mailer with the candidates promising to improve your schools, build new roads, increase your health care benefits and lower your taxes.