So, are you an election coverage junkie? Or are you just sick of it all?
Do you relentlessly check the various news networks, to see who is making the largest stump speech gaffes?
Do you sneak onto the computer, in the wee hours, just to play with the fancy electoral college magic map like John King on CNN?
Then you might have noticed this new feature:That's right, a few DAYS ago...get that? DAYS AGO, CNN began posting the number of DAYS until the polls close. Remember that they used to only do this on ELECTION DAY? Sometime in the morning, they would let us know how many HOURS until the polls closed. Now, I suppose feeling bolstered by the number of states participating in early voting, they have a countdown in DAYS.
I first saw this when we were 5 days, 23 hours out...I had to blink, reblink, and just laugh. It counts down...second by second. The news media has always astounded me with their extensive use of vocabulary in describing the same event using 42 different adjectives, but this? Oh, this was too good.
And I'm wondering about the chances of this REALLY being over on election night.