Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Glued to the TV . . .

Although the presidential race was called hours ago, here in my part of Northern California there are several congressional races that are too close to call, and a number of propositions that are running very close as well.  I've had a hard time pulling myself away from the TV as the percentage of precincts reporting climbs incrementally higher and higher.

I DID think the presidential race would be close enough to be more reminiscent of the George Bush/Al Gore election of 2000, but it didn't turn out that way.  But all of these California races I've been watching have been see-sawing back and forth, and it will probably be another day, if not longer, before we know the outcomes.

I made a point of being away from the TV this evening; I didn't return home until the 11 p.m. news came on.  I knew I'd get nothing accomplished if I was home.

Seriously, I'm not that political.  I really don't like discussing politics or even thinking about politics.  In fact, I ignore the campaigns as much as possible and put off thoroughly reading and weighing the ballot measures until I know it's time to get serious and pay attention.  Why, then, am I so invested in watching the outcomes on TV on election night?  Maybe it's a little like watching a sporting event and not being able to walk away until the game's over.


Nonnie said...

I live in Ohio a swing state and I am so darn glad it is over. No more political commercial.
Now I can hand sew complaining about all the regular commercials . LOL

Kigwit said...

I think it's more like watching a train wreck. It's horrifying yet you cannot look away.

Anonymous said...

Hadn't realized Hillary is not going to serve as Sec. of State for the "second" term. Will be interesting to see who fills her "heels"!

Sinta Renee said...

I think that is a very good analogy. The Super Bowl of politics.