I usually start paying attention again about one year before a presidential election – a fact I’ll admit for no other reason than to make clear that I’ve been watching. In horror. Are they trying to WIN the bloody election or not?!? Seriously, I’ve racked my pea brain long enough – someone please decode the strategy for me so I can have an aha! moment. Right now I’ll just say I’m seriously confused and nearly amused – except that for me it’s a little too much like watching Whitney Houston tell Barbara Walters “crack is whack”, or Sarah Palin try to explain herself to Katie Couric (pick an interview). I cringe and turn my eyes away in embarassement.