I was too but then I decided that if my city burns, I don't want to be watching it on TV hundred of miles away. I want to be here to help make sure that we don't have a bunch of protesters being found dead in their jail cells or homeless people being beat up by Trump supporters. Fortunately my office decided to close for that week so I won't have to deal with what is certain to be a hellish commute.
I shudder to think of what the next few months are going to be like. 2012 was utter hell here not just because of the presidential election but also because the right poured eleventy kajillion dollars into this state in an attempt to oust Sherrod Brown. Now the left wing super PACs are going to do the same in order to unseat Rob Portman who, thankfully, is pretty vulnerable thanks to Trump. Then when you add in the RNC convention we're going to be awash in ads.
What gets me is that it didn't seem to occur to him to stop performing. Or at the very least, perform in a way that didn't increase his pain. He could've taken a year or two off from touring and tried to find therapies to help him. He was contracted to write a memoir. That would've been a perfect time for him to say that he was going to step away and concentrate on that. No one would've been any wiser. It's astounding to me that he seemed so driven to keep doing this. It says a lot about about his work ethic. Unfortunately his work ethic killed him.