One of the greatest things about living in the middle of nowhere without a television or reliable telephone is NOT suffering through months of pre-election ads, spins, statistics, and other filthy lies.
Having covered years of American elections large and small, I can hardly express my joy at NOT having to cover the ongoing presidential scrum. From the notes and letters and blowback I´m getting from home, this one is particularly excruciating. (Still it seems like it´s still not occurred to anyone to just shut it all off and go for a nice walk. Or read a book!)
Just for the sake of contrast, though, I will share another constituency´s attempt to spin the upcoming election. This just in, from Peru: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/us_elections_2008/7699066.stm
These guys know how to rock the vote!