A Shortcut Through the Long Campaign

Former President Donald Trump attends a Super Tuesday watch party at Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, on March 5, 2024. (Photo by Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images)

Two hundred and forty-one days is a long time to do anything. Even something you like. 

We will start and finish an entire Major League Baseball season in less time than it takes to contest the 2024 general election campaign for president, and we have to do it with just two terrible teams. 

More than 2 million new Americans—a number larger than the population of New Mexico—will be born in the time that it takes to get from Super Tuesday and Election Day, November 5. 

That is a very long time for the ordinary living of life, but for the churn-and-burn cycle of politics in the nanosecond news cycle, it is an eternity. 

I don’t write that just to depress you, though I understand that it would. I point out the extraordinarily long campaign for the general election as a caution. 

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