The forthcoming debate depresses me. As a citizen, I feel obligated to watch; like a lot of obligations, I’m not going to overdo this one. No listening to commentators after it’s over, for example. I want to get it out of the way and not have to ponder it anymore than I feel I should. Maybe I’ll write some comments during the show. I probably shouldn’t say I have better things to do, but I have better things to do. Damn.