Maybe you’re like me. Maybe the onslaught of political ads, articles, Facebook postings, T-shirts, news coverage, debate debating, armchair candidating, Comedy Central mocking and swing state hand-wringing has put you in a poli-funk.
I emancipated myself from the frenzy, and you can, too. Here’s what I did and continue to do—I continually convince myself it’s November 7th and my preferred candidate has won! Try it; it works. Assuage the angst with time travel, to the future. It takes a little creativity, but you can do it.
For example, whenever I see an Obama or Romney ad on TV I say to myself, “I should really delete this from the DVR, it’s so old.” When my New Yorker shows up with articles predicting Election Day outcomes, I chastise myself for keeping old issues around for so long. And when people around me begin postulating on things that could swing the outcome one way or another, I feel sorry for how out of touch they are with the reality that Thanksgiving is just two weeks away and it’s time to start thinking about L-tryptophan and pumpkin pie.
I’ve seen the future, people. In fact, I’m in the future. It’s November 7th…there’s room for you here, too.
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