by Conor Friedersdorf

A reader writes:

I for one have heard more '12 speculation in the last month than I would care to read in the whole of the year 2012. How can we criticize politicians for stalling, pushing small political advantages and hyping the next election (when their party will make gains again), when that's half of what's getting talked about on the Dish right now?

Is it just so much easier and more fun to shoot the shit about 2012 possibilities? By doing this, are we effectively telling our political leaders that we care more about winning and losing than about actual government?

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