It’s no secret that there is a very big election looming around the corner. You go on Facebook and everyone is using their freedom of speech to state their opinions. Great. But I can almost ensure you that your link, rant, rave, or bashing via Facebook will not change my vote tomorrow. You watch the local evening news, NBC nightly news, morning news, any and every news station is covering the election. They keep saying the same thing over and over and over. Yet we still watch.
Well, in our household we still watch anyways. Chris loves politics. I mean loves it. I can enjoy developing my opinion and learning about a candidate but not the way Chris does. Chris loves the election process, the news coverage, the interactive maps on CNN, the political signs, the books, the election return results, the list could go on. He cancels plans for the presidential debates. He reads article after article about Obama and Romney. He will be planted on the couch tomorrow evening with the laptop and TV both tuned into CNN. He loves it.
When he was a child, he would go around stealing political signs from people’s yard. He would spend this childhood evenings reading 100’s of pages about each former president. He even remembers the childhood president song. This isn’t a new love for him. Rather one that started 20 some years ago.
Tonight at dinner CNN was on. I asked what new information they had about the election. His answer? None. He then makes the comparison that CNN is his ESPN. That politics are his NFL football. The election process is his March Madness. You get the picture.
To each his own. I will never understand this passion of his. But I will say that I am looking forward to this election passing and regaining some control over the remote. Maybe once the big Romney/Obama tension has settled, I can finally switch the TV to HGTV and catch up on House Hunters.
I’m not saying this to criticize my loving husband of mine, rather sympathize with all of you political nba wives out there. May we support and love our husbands through this election process. Once it’s over we will then come to realize CNN is still on every evening because we will HAVE to hear about how the new house, congress, senate, and president will function after that special November day.
I guess I shouldn’t complain too much, at least he’s not stealing political signs anymore.