You probably saw this on Drudge, but... Reuters says that "U.S. voters may face outbreak of campaign fatigue."

Next week's headline: "U.S., Europe face outbreak of low infant mortality."

Campaigns are not meant to go on forever. It's unhealthy if they do. For one thing, politicians always in campaign mode never stop thinking about the political angles of their every word and action. A politician not in campaign mode might, just occasionally, do something because it was right rather than because it resonated with this-or-that constituency.

Ladies and gentlemen of the political class, let's have our campaigns in 2008. For the rest of 2007, why don't you just try to do what's right for the country -- not for your political futures.

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