Did I ever.
In truth, I can remember past elections - I'd say most past elections of my life - listening to candidates and thirsting for some solid ideas and concrete plans instead of the same round of slogans, inspirational pablum and promises offered without foundation upon which they'd be carried out.
The Democratic debates of the past two nights are the first time I've ever heard so many candidates offering such specific policies and plans on all the big issues - health care, climate change, immigration, human rights, foreign relations - along with sounding so capable and potentially presidential.
By the end of the second debate last night I found myself wishing that we could have ten presidents. Or at least five.
I'm kidding. My point is that, in choosing one, I'd hate to leave others behind.
And whoever wins the Democratic nomination, if they win the Presidency,
And through my mind keeps running the line from a song from "West Side Story":
The air is hummin'
And something great is commin'.