One thing I really enjoy is monitoring the developments of our political goings on, chatting it up with others, debating the issues, etc. Its really like following sports. What ruins it for me and probably others as well is when people become so emotionally invested in the outcome of their team willing they turn what should be fun into something comparable to bi-polar disorder breakdowns.
I remember back in 2008. It was one of the most exciting elections of our lifetimes on several levels: the first female to seriously contend for the White House, the first African American and a legitimate American hero. Then exciting zany stuff like a running mate making the craziest gaffes ever, an embarrassing pastor of one candidate and another candidate breaking down into tears on television because she thought it was in the bag and though all she had to do was show up and take the oath of office. Then all the damage control. Better than any movie for sure. Then you want to talk about it with friends, in person and online, and all many can do is go completely postal because their candidate isn't in the lead. I've seen friends lose their minds at lunch fearing the next thing was plates were going flying across the room. I was on a discussion board where the moderators started banning any and everyone who didn't wholeheartedly support the side they wanted to see elected for reasons they even admitted were enforced based upon a double standard. Absolutely mental stuff.
Just curious. How invested are you emotionally in the outcome of the election? There is probably no way to get accurate answers since almost everybody would probably think they're completely level headed and although they have a preference they get that he might not win and that's just part of how American politics works. I guess the best way to know if you're the emotionally invested type is do people who might not agree with you enjoy talking politics with you and/or at your job does it help you get along with others if you don't mention anything about politics at the water cooler.