This episode makes a strong statement against the use of negative campaigning (which had run rampant during the 1968 presidential campaign). Toward the end of the show, Greg and his campaign committee are projecting how the vote will go and discover the race will be tight. Rusty (Greg's campaign manager) comes up with the bright idea to spread a nasty rumor about Marcia, that she and local creep Felix Brown were seen making out at the movie theater. Greg is appalled; not only does he totally object, but he fires him, threatens him with bodily harm if such rumors do surface and orders him to leave. Marcia, who had been listening in on the proceedings (unknown to Greg), gains new admiration and respect for her new brother.