Friday, August 19, 2016

Freak Show

I just can't get too interested in the day to day campaign machinations - who is in, who is out - that the press obsess about. I'm not saying there's no story there, and I get that with the Trump campaign there are a few extra wrinkles that make it even more of a story, but overall the obsessive coverage is just part of the gossip-and-theater-criticism coverage of politics. Who is up, who is down, who the personalities are. I'm not immune to the appeal of celebrity gossip news, but I'd like to think this electing a president stuff is a bit more important than that. We aren't choosing between casts for the next Real World taping.