It’s already started
We are still in the month of January 2019, and yet every day there is at least one item in The Telegraph about the 2020 election.
This election is well over a year and a half away, so it appears that we are going to be subjected to a ceaseless cacophony of campaign claptrap until the day of the 2020 election. Then, of course, the day after that election, the campaigns for the 2022 mid-term election, and the 2024 presidential election will begin.
Given that our society is saturated with mass communications media, any politician can propagandize to essentially the entire country, in a matter of days, if not hours. Why then should we have to be subjected to their babbling every day?
Also, there are currently several people campaigning for the presidency, who hold political office, be it senator or representative. Imagine that you have a job in the real world, that is, you are not a politician, and you tell your employer that you expect to continue to be paid your salary, in full, but that you are going to devote most of your time and energy to running for office.
Every one of the senators and representative who are going to run for president should follow the example set by Bob Dole. When he decided to run for president, he resigned his seat in the senate, as he was not going to devote his time and energy to doing that job.
It seems to me that, at this time, Massachusetts has one senator and one political candidate, and that at least one other state will soon follow suit. How droll!