"Because the candidates don't visit us"
I live in a swing state. I can tell ya - it's not all it's cracked up to be.
Of course no one likes all the ads. The point is that people feel like the candidates' could care less about California and Texas.
Guess what: it's not the candidates' job to fight over you. It's not their job to court you. It's their job to represent you. They aren't visiting you because they already represent you pretty well. That's the whole point.
It's better that our candidates make their case to a truly divided community than it is to spend their resources making sure more and more liberal Californians or conservative Texans get to the polls on Tuesday.