The Barack and Mitt show isn’t worth all this chatter

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When the US presidential elections take place tomorrow I plan to check out whether Barack Obama has triumphed over Mitt Romney...and then get on with my life.

While it would be daft to think the end result will have no global significance, we’re in danger of over-blowing the importance of this event.

It won’t make any difference to our day-to-day lives in the UK, so why are our broadcasters and commentators devoting so much time to the issue?

Every cough and splutter of the contest has been dissected and debated. Question Time dedicated a large chunk of last week’s show to letting Jerry Springer have his say.

If only people could muster the same sort of excitment about our own elections.