My recollections go back to the 1960 debates between Kennedy and Nixon, just to establish the groundwork here. And I can truly state that this election is the most annoying, aggravating and trying cycle I can recall.
The mail contains a minimum of six flyers or cards, or both, daily. On Saturday, we got 22.
In addition, at least one person rings the doorbell every evening - usually during dinner - to talk about one issue or another.
Yes, there are a number of Very Important Issues at stake.
That is what's so. It's also so what.
We've known for months which candidates and issues we support, and neither of us feels like discussing it with temp workers who are getting $20 an hour to annoy us. Besides, those workers often freely admit they don't support the candidate themselves, stating, "It's just a job."
We haven't answered the door in a couple of months, now.
In fact, the only good thing about the election is that none of the campaigns have our phone numbers.