If you think you're tired of the election, just think about the reporters who've lived it nonstop for nearly two years. CNN's Candy Crowley tells the New Republic she falls asleep between events, pines for a mundane life and trips to the supermarket, and even resorts to leaving herself notes on which time zone she's in. New York Times reporter Jeff Zeleny hasn't seen a movie in a year and is "looking forward to getting reacquainted with civilians."
The New Yorker's Ryan Lizza describes the Obama plane as a "Lord of the Flies" situation, with all the reporters a "little grumpy and territorial." But some, like Politico's Ben Smith, are so addicted to the “pace and metabolism” of a blogger's life, they can't stop. "It's a little pathological," he admits. Hendrik Hertzberg also will miss the campaign: "If the election were always a week away and I was feeling fairly good about it, that would be nice—sort of like Groundhog Day."