Now that samaBlog has provided a primer to most of the candidates, I am upgrading my Care-O-Meter for the 2008 U.S. Presidential race from “nonexistent” to “slight”.
I now care a little bit about the election. I didn’t yesterday. I didn’t last week. And I sure has hell didn’t care two years ago when all this election coverage started. There is no purpose to debates 18 months before the election, damn it!
States, your disgusting race to have the first primary does nothing but make me hate you and your vanity. Stop it.
There is a reason that the Economist’s current “Week in Politics” only mentions the US election as its second to last item, and even then with a note that the process “got under way” this week.
There is a reason these elections only happen every four years. I look forward to when this one is over, so that the next one can start a day after the inauguration.