Election asteroid is heading straight for us

Published: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 02:00 PM.

Remember asteroid movies? With varying casts and circumstances, they all have the same overriding storyline. Earth is threatened by an errant chunk of rock from deep space. What to do? What to do?

Thankfully civilization always survives, evidenced by the fact they still make movies. Remedies and defenses vary widely but the most heartrending solution was to have Bruce Willis take one for the planet and blow him and the rock up together.

In those movies, characters go on about their daily routines trying to retain a connection to normalcy as the growing proximity of the dire threat overshadows all. That’s sort of like how I feel lately.

I’m downright sick of politics, politics, politics but whatever else is going on, the background preoccupation overriding all is the election right around the corner. It’s my asteroid.

These recent columns have been political and I’m getting sick of myself on the issue. I know this election is extremely serious business for the country but everything has been said 100 times over.

When I opened my laptop to write this piece, I had no intent to mention the election. Last Saturday I attended my high school reunion so should easily have a ton of good stuff about which to write.

You’ve heard of the proverbial elephant in the room? Well, nowadays there’s a donkey along with the elephant pushing into about every thought and subject.

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