Maybe I missed a memo or something, but why do we need a presidential campaign that lasts over two fucking years?
I'm politically active and politically involved. I care deeply about the political process and take my responsibilities and freedoms as a member of our Democracy very seriously . . . and even I am already sick to fucking death of this shit.
I believe that these outrageously long cycles are all about money, which is all about corporations and PACs, which leads me to believe that elections are more about perpetuating a Plutocracy than engaging the population in a dialog of ideas. I used to count down the days until November 4, 2008 because it would finally be the end of our long national Bush/Cheney/Neocon nightmare, but now I'm counting down because it will just mean the end of the whole stupid goddamn thing.
Some day, I fear we'll have election cycles that last 3 year and 364 days, and we'll long for those simple times when we only had to listen to this garbage for two years.