I just heard that yet another politician I’d never heard of has announced his or her candidacy for the 2016 presidential election. This is a graphic representation of what the 2016 presidential candidate field feels like to me:
To be honest, I’m not sure if there’s any more candidates this time than any other time. It feels like it, by a large amount. I should probably be paying more attention, evaluating each and determining whom I do and do not support so that those I support are more likely to still be present when the field inevitably narrows, but I can’t. I’m simply too overwhelmed.
I’m going to start paying attention when we’ve winnowed things down to substantially fewer candidates. Right now I simply can’t keep track of them all.