This may come as a shock to people who thought I was a rational human, but I have a confession to make: I was a political junkie. It’s true. I followed every twist and turn of our democratic system at play. Cuz a properly functioning democracy relies on a well informed electorate. Your granddad used to read the paper front to back every day. There were psa’s in the middle of my sitcoms telling me to “be informed” when I was growing up. What can I say?
For those of you who don’t get the political junkie thing, let me tell you a dirty secret: politics is pretty much just like celebrity watching – only for putatively smart people. Who’s doing what outrageous thing now? What’s the strategy going to be on this next vote? How will the electorate react? What the hell is wrong with Nebraska? And above all, what’s your opinion and why?
But here’s the thing: my opinion doesn’t mean squat. Continue reading “A Recovering Political Junkie’s Advice for Campaign 2012”