Like a fog slowly clearing, we can perceive the slow-motion realignment of American politics towards a mass party of the center.
The media is falling back into old habits perfected during the Clinton scandals of the 90s. The not-so-subliminal message in this coverage: You thought things would be different with Obama. But they're not.
To avoid stress, and especially since Bush's re-election, I've avoided mentioning that I'm American, and have even resorted to saying that I'm from Ottawa, a lovely capital city I know a bit about.