I am sooooo happy Election Day is finally here--but then, I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who's relieved it's almost over.
Political campaigns are always annoying, but this time around, it's been more so than usual. My email accounts are flooded with messages from candidates, both Democrat and Republican, begging for support...and donations. No matter how many times I send them emails, demanding they stop sending me messages, no matter how many times I send their stuff straight to Spam, they keep coming. There are messages that actually start with, "I keep emailing you. Why aren't you responding?"
I did email you, idiots. You just can't take a hint!
And then there are the TV ads. You can usually spot losers by who's appearing in those ads, showing support. If the only supporters they have are their spouses and/or children, well, there's a good reason for that. If their opponent's in the same sinking boat, as a voter, consider yourself screwed.
There seem to be a couple of catchphrases almost everyone is using in this campaign: "There's a better choice" and "Like you, I'm fed up with (insert opponent's name here."
And almost every attack ad is immediately followed by a rebuttal ad of sorts from the attackee (is that a word?).
Welcome to Campaign 2014: The Year of Redundancy!