It has been a long and dirty campaign this fall in politics on the national, state and local level. People are looking for someone to blame, someone who knows what they are talking about, someone who might be able to make a change. We are such an instant gratification culture that we can't even remember how we got here in the first place, can't look at what is REAL and see that things are moving in the right direction. Maybe things are moving too slowly for many folks, but we didn't get to another economic depression overnight - we aren't going to be able to get out of it that way, either. The races for everything are close. The "news" channels are all "predicting" and espousing their uninformed, uninvited opinions about everything from soup to nuts.
The biggest relief will be the end to the onslaught of horrific campaign ads. The next biggest relief is that at least we will know. There are only so many outcomes, after all. Some of them are good, some of them not-as-good and some are downright AWFUL. Whatever happens, we have been though a lot and we can get through some more. I just hope we can see an upswing sometime in the near future. I'm tired of feeling like help *might* be around the corner - that all is *not* lost. I would rather see the light- even if it is far away or very dim.
Election fatigue. I have it. A bad case.