I saw a rerun of The West Wing a day or so ago. They're gearing up for the election and the heads of the news departments of the three networks tell the Chief of Communications (or whatever his title is) that they're only covering one hour a night. When I first saw the episode, I thought "how stupid". Now I'm thinking "how prescient".
So what am I doing instead? Watching John Stewart skewer the whole crapfest. The last exciting convention was '76, when it actually meant something.
As Senator Phogbound (in Li'l Abner) says, "Bring back the good old days!"