The Longest Election Campaign Ever!


             New Orleans     Oh, mercy!  I hate to say, I told you so, but darned if I didn’t tell you so already that this could be the longest election campaign in the United States ever.  It also could be the most expensive, since we’re now talking about a marathon and not a spring.  President Biden’s super PAC already announced a $250 million media buy in battleground states, and they are reserving the slots already.  How are people going to survive this onslaught between now and November?  Let’s see if we can come up with some constructive suggestions for living through a Trump-Biden rematch?

One thing that may happen is that now that people know what they are facing, some folks might be moving from battleground states to places like Louisiana and Arkansas, or even Texas, where there may be so little attention and media notice that some may forget an election is in the offing.  In deep red states, these guys may make some token appearances and media buys, but the way the Electoral College works, those of us who might vote blue in the blood red states largely go to the polls for bragging rights.  We want to be able to say that we did our part no matter who the Electoral College says won in voting with the majority as we have pretty consistently over the last twenty years or more.  Like I say, not that it matters.

For those who hunker down or can’t find a hiding place with us, there’s Netflix, maybe.  Amazon Prime now has ads, so that’s not much of an alternative.  Regular TV will be swamped.  It may get harder for you to see pictures of your friends’ dinners, dogs, or family for all of the ads on social media, true and false.  If you are still on X-rated Twitter, good luck with that, your only real option is to delete the app.  In fact, Elon Musk, who owns that mess, recently started hitting hard on election lies about the last election.  Geez!