The long national nightmare is over

18 months of presidential campaign have finally come to an end. Remember Herman Cain? Remember Rick Santorum? Remember all of the others that briefly looked like they would be the Republican candidate? All gone, all defeated, all destined to become right wing pundits and members of think tanks.

It’s a cliche to say that this has been the ugliest campaign in memory, and I’m not even sure it’s true. I’ve actually seen some much uglier local campaigns. What I can say is that this has been the longest, most agonizing campaign in my lifetime.  But by the mercy of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, it has finally come to an end.

Let us now go forth into the world and drink freely of the tears of the right wing demagogues who have invested their credibility and their fortunes in the Romney campaign.

(Forgive the brevity, this was written on a mini-tablet.)