After I saw 22 Jump Street, I noted publicly that, while it was funnier than 21 Jump Street, so was my root canal. (Although the latter did include laughing gas.) Still, the bar wasn't particularly high.
The cool thing about elections is that you can pick a side, and then you have one goal that is simple and clear-cut. Legislative fights, especially on the complicated, messy issues like health care, are not like that at all.