Saturday, October 18, 2008

Isn't The Election Over Yet?

By Kate Collins

Dear God.
Please make it stop.
Thank you.
Kate.

January. That's when it all started, and by the end, we'll have had eleven friggin' months of campaign ads, debates, speeches, more speeches, promises, accusations, newspaper articles, talk show interviews, endless analyses, blah, blah, blah.

Why? Other countries don't have election campaigns that long. Canada's is (someone help me here) six weeks maybe? Think how much money their candidates save. Think how succinct they must be, instead of dragging it out so long I forget who is promising what when and how.

I'm ready to scream. This is the most important election we have – the Presidency, for heaven's sake -- and I just want it to be over.

Tell me the truth. Did you pick your candidate already or are you really, truly, still listening to all the rhetoric, trying to decide? Do you think eleven months is ridiculous? How long is reasonable?

I think I need some dark chocolate. . . and ear plugs.
See you next week.

Kate