June 12, 2007
Reason #1,052 Why I've Cut Back On Political Blogging
Two words: "Campaign Fatigue"!
Inundated with politics long before the 2008 presidential election, U.S. voters are in danger of suffering wearying bouts of the uniquely American affliction of "campaign fatigue" in coming months.I'm not there yet, but I can see it from here.
Experts say voters who follow the news closely are most at risk of the condition striking this year earlier than ever. It takes its toll with information overload, long hitches of unpaid work for campaign volunteers and the all-important undecided voters on the fence longer than usual.
Voter attention tends to wane in between the early debates, major primaries and conventions and, in a contest so long this time it includes two summer hiatuses before the November 2008 vote, fatigue is practically unavoidable, many of the experts said.
Here me now and believe me later, the winner in November 2008 will be the candidate that the voters are the least sick of seeing and hearing by that time.
Advantage: Ol' Fred