I've been pondering whether or not to even post this question out of fear that it could cause unintended offense however, I decided to put it out there just to see if anyone else agrees with me.
It seems every election cycle otherwise normal people go off the deep end a month or so before election day especially if polls show their candidate is behind in the polls. This election year wasn't so bad because supporters on both sides had polling data that showed they were ahead and conveniently ignored polls showing they were losing. In hindsight, this was probably one of the best things to happen this election year. But 2008, OMG! Who left the doors unlocked at the insane asylum? I remember being at lunch with a co-worker. Somebody made the tragic mistake of saying even though he wasn't going to vote for him, one of the candidates would at least be a positive role model if elected. The guy came within moments of a likely police involved breakdown ready to start throwing dishes across a crowded restaurant. Most manifestations are less volatile but still might include:
-Sadness and depression
-Outrage and fits of anger
-Directing hatred toward family members and lifelong friends
-Donating unreasonably huge amounts of money to campaigns and/or PACs to try to get a candidate elected jeopardizing one's own or one's children's financial security
all motivated by politics.