The long Democratic campaign is taking a toll on underpaid, and overworked campaign staffers. This campaign of attrition has made history in two ways: it started earlier than ever, and is lasting longer than ever. Not wanting to concede any fatigue, Obama and Clinton staffers push themselves to work at full speed, sometimes not taking even one day off in months.
The New York Times recounted the long list of casualties, which include: abandoned Iowa apartments strewn with t-shirts, postponed weddings, and non-existent family time. Some aides are even — gasp — jealous of loser aides who have had time to get a full night's sleep now that their candidates have dropped out.
Do you think the winning candidate will be helped or hindered by a well-worked staff? When the trench warfare that is the general election begins, will the Democratic infrastructure be exhausted or conditioned? Whose staff do you think has had to work the hardest?