It looks like that little part about checking their voting records and any other activities to see how it jibes with what they say, no matter how many millions they spend saying it, will keep on flying over your head. As long as money remains the principal marker to the voters, it's easy to predict how things will go.
I'm one to see more of the basic similarities than to dwell on inconsequential differences. I think you and Smitty are playing that Harpo mirror gag. You dance to the exact same tune, with the tiniest variation in the lyrics. Kinda the way Sonny and Cher sang to each other.