I would like to offer a different perspective on the passing pageantry of politics than you might expect, however; one that may seem naïve on its surface, or even counterintuitive. From the perspective of Zen, it seems to me that the prescribed attitude in the face of the onslaught of the campaign—or a Zen definition of sanity—would be defined as apolitical. That is, instead of getting caught up in the hysteria that is our political system today, and taking sides, we might instead take a backward step, and see it for what it truly is. Which, ironically, our current candidate(s)—take your pick—is/are making excruciatingly clear.
The conventional, usually dismissive view of anyone taking an apolitical stance is implied in the definition provided by the New Oxford American Dictionary bundled on my laptop: "not interested or involved in politics: a former apolitical housewife." That being apolitical would be typical only of someone like a housewife, conjures an image from 1950s television, with the happy housewife blithely gadding about the home in her apron, blissfully unaware of anything outside the front door—from which her husband bravely sallies forth and returns each day, dealing with bringing home the bacon—including the vagaries of such realities of the politics of the day, better left to the judgment of men. The vestiges of the fight for women's suffrage, it seems, are still with us, lurking in the hidden corners of the language itself.