Well, after two straight weeks of gorging on politics, I feel a bit nauseous and spent. I found both the DNC and RNC dizzying and exhausting (for different reasons), and throw on top of that the fact that the Cubs have lost seven of eight, and I’m just barely hanging onto my sanity. Which brings me to this thought-provoking column from my friend David Sirota about how manifestly bizarre and disassociated the campaign has become, and how easy it is to get caught up in the minutiae and trivinalia of the news cycle.

I feel torn about the election. At one level the amount of enthusiasm and attention its garnered seems to be a sign of a healthy democracy, on the other, the actual coverage, the paegantry, the degree to which the election really does feel like a big reality TV show is deeply disconcerting.