Mark Halperin points out, cruelly, that the Iowa caucuses were only 23 days ago.
Meaning that there are about 44 trillion news cycles left between today and the general election on November 4th.
But for all those political operatives (and clackers) who actually make it to November 4th there is a reward - November 5th.
And being able to plan how one is going to get away from it all after the last election has been called (or the election lawyers have taken over).
Which is why we've been watching the Travel Channel closely of late. Specifically, No Reservations with Anthony Bourdain and Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern.
We're making our travel plans and we certainly hope all of you are doing the same.
Only 283 days to go.