Podcast: Why do our presidential campaigns last so long?

Do we have a bad case of 'electoralitis'?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Most Americans would agree there are some flaws in the U.S. election system. There are the debates without substance, attack ads, and the candidates whose campaigns verge on the comical. But underlying all of these issues, there is this question: Why do presidential campaigns go on -- and on -- and on. 

Dr. Anthony King, a British professor of comparative government and author of Running Scared: Why America’s Politicians Campaign Too Much and Govern Too Little, provides some interesting insight on this week's DecodeDC podcast

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