Are we doomed to repeat this forever?

Is this really just going to recur every four years for the rest of time? This whole election business? This massive expensive eighteen-month spectacle where we bet on presidential horses and read a thousand stories about the personal minutiae of all the various cretinous office-seekers, most of whom we will instantly forget when it’s finished? The conventions and the primaries and the photo ops in New Hampshire diners? Yes, I have gotten used to it. But is it really going to happen forever? We’re just stuck with it? Marx said history repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce. But what comes after farce?