Ah the difference between American and Canadian politics. There are oodels, but here are a few.
America: one election every four years. Fixed. (right?) A year and a half of lead up, preliminaries, mud slinging, and shenanigans. The whole world knows what's going on.
Canadians watch the American debates.
Canada: three elections in four years (I freaking have to vote AGAIN?!?! It's a right, it's a priveledge, yeah yeah, but THREE TIMES in four years? Come on!). An election called on September 7, election complete October 14. Party leaders having hissy fits about "If SHE'S coming to the debate, we're gonna boycott!" Pretty much nobody (probably even a lot of Canadians, at least for the first half of the campaign) even KNEW there's a Canadian election happening. Debate night scheduled for the same night as the American debate (smart move, geniuses). Canadians watch the American debates.
Ah, well, at least our two nations could enjoy the circus together for a few weeks.
But today's decision day! (To my American friends: we beat you, nyah nyah! ;) )
So hey, Canadia - GO VOTE!
Blech. Politics on my blog. I feel so dirty now...