I knew this would happen. It happens after every major election. I get so excited in the months leading up an election, especially one of the presidential variety, that it creates a big letdown for me in the days and weeks following the voting. I call it election withdrawal. This year has been no exception. In fact, my current bout of election withdrawal may be a little more severe than normal. It could be because the 2016 presidential election got started so early (circa March 2015) and was extremely intense.
For all those months, I would intently check on all the major political websites on a daily basis and tune in to all the primetime political shows on cable news channels such as Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC. Now I can’t find anything interesting to peruse on the internet or watch on TV. I know there’s a lot of coverage going on about the transition, but I don’t find that kind of stuff all that interesting. The main event is over. For me, there is no political excitement on the horizon until next year’s gubernatorial election in Virginia, and that won’t really heat up until after Labor Day. In the meantime, I’ll get over my withdrawal and move on to something non-political to get excited about.