I have been mostly lost in my own little world the last few months. Last election, I watched the Sunday shows, read blogs, read the paper, kept up with every little thing. I really, really wanted to get Bush out of office. But then I got burned. Like I got burned the time before. I do think Obama has a really good chance of winning. I don't have that anxiety like I had with Kerry (especially with Kerry, but Gore too) that he's doing it all wrong and he's going to screw it all up for the rest of us.
But I can't get my heart broken again. I'm having a hard time even paying attention much less getting more involved. I thought briefly on the way home one day this week that I should volunteer or something and then I felt immediately tired and thought how much sadder I'll be if I put even more energy into the election and Obama loses.
Maybe the conventions will bring me out of the slump. But then again school starts this week, for both me and the kids. Soccer begins. All kinds of stuff has. to. get. done. How can I pay attention when there's so much else going on? I suspect I'm not the only one with this problem and at least I know who the candidates are and mostly where they stand on the issues. I think this is the first election where I'm not saying, "How can those people *not* know what's going on?" I know. I feel their pain.