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Those Endless, Onerous Presidential Campaigns

Chries Wrote: Dec 26, 2012 3:01 PM
If a Conservative Party ascends and relegates the GOP to obscurity (the way Lincoln's Republicans relegated the Whigs to obscurity), I will consider it. Otherwise, voting third party will render my vote irrelevant and I won't have that.

Whatever else the New Year brings, at least it won't be a presidential election or any of the primaries, caucuses, or conventions leading up to it. Which is more than OK with me. American presidential campaigns have grown excruciatingly overlong, and I look forward to a respite from the obsessive political coverage, the ginned-up gaffes and controversies, the rush to dissect each twitch in public opinion, the avalanche of dishonest advertising and disingenuous "fact-checking."

Of course not everyone agrees, especially in the press corps. "We all have our peculiar tastes," George F. Will once wrote. "Some people like Popsicles. Others like...