A two-year long, three-ring circus, every four years. You wish you could away from it at the other end of the world but there is nowhere to run and hide anymore.
And what a contrast with a subdued, cheap and short electoral cycle in New Zealand. And so much more democratic too (not completely though: we'd have to wait for a full list electoral system by getting rid of all the general and Maori electorate seats). Whatever happened to the one-man-one-vote credo? The political filtering is not only done by money but by distorting political systems too. It's sad to see no-one in the US is bitter about that.