I’m proud of myself: I have not watched any of the debates this year. As an informed and completely decided voter, I have nothing to gain.

In past years, watching the debates was an alternately exhilarating and gut- wrenching experience. It made me want to pace back and forth and occasionally shout back at the television set. I finally realized that this must be what it’s like for people who care about football to watch people playing football on TV.