During the last U.S presidential election year I was lucky to be living in Panama. I received no robocalls, I watched entertaining TV (mostly reruns of Friends and Seinfeld) and there were no 24 hour news programs that riled people up with constant “breaking news”!
When I wanted to discuss politics I tried to do it in Spanish…hence there was little of that. While many of the people living there came from Europe, Canada or the U.S. and kept their citizenship as well as love of their country; the hating, the drama, the persuasive ads were not missed at all!
I did keep abreast of issues and candidates and exercised my right to vote with the absence of the angst I am feeling today with about nine months of this left!