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I. Can't. Wait. For. This. To. Be. Over.

Kathryn Jean Lopez nails my sentiments exactly. I can't wait for this election to be over. And I'm a political nut.

Well, here we are again, America.

If you’re loving politics right about now, I suspect it’s because you’ve come to view it as a sport, or as a necessity from which you have become somewhat detached emotionally. Right now is the time in a campaign season when even those of us who used to watch election returns when we were kids — late into the night, long past our bedtimes, well before we knew what exit polls were — are ready for it to be over, even as we try to make every day that’s left count. I. Can’t. Wait. For. It. To. Be. Over. That’s the temptation, the frustration, and the anxiety. It’s that time in the election cycle where you want to cry, scream, or move to a planet without elections. It’s the time when it seems nearly impossible to have a reasoned conversation about politics. Emotions are so high. Propaganda is so sharp. Positions are so burrowed in. So many people have a stake in a win — whether for ideological or financial reasons, or to save face or to otherwise look or feel good the morning after. Or the afternoon of the recount.
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