I voted. And all I really have to say is thank heavens that's over with for another year.
I am so sick of the sniping, the back-stabbing, the name-calling, the out-and-out lies candidates tell about each other.
"He's an out-of-town transplant!"
"She wants to raise your taxes!"
"He did raise your taxes!"
"He wants to make all guns illegal!"
"He wants to make your kids pray in school!"
Next campaign season I fully expect one candidate showing pictures of the other one in kicking puppies or passing out crack pipes to small children. And then the other guy will retaliate by showing a video of his opponent having a kitten for breakfast. On toast.
I think what bothered me most this season were all the computerized campaign phone calls I received. Didn't they used to do these in person? Are people not volunteering like they used to? It's a weird mixed message I'm getting: "Look, we want you to vote for our guy but we're tired of saying it. So here, listen to this recorded message from the candidate's wife/mother/imaginary staffer named Dave."
It is so unsatisfying to scream "F--- off and leave me alone!" at a computer. You know? But I guess it's an even trade. I wouldn't hear their message, they didn't hear mine.