SACRAMENTO -- Blogger Jon Fleischman was brooding the other day on Facebook, underwhelmed by the presidential candidates he has left.
It's "pretty alarming to me," the former executive director of the California Republican Party wrote, "how dispassionate, or non-interested I am in this new battle for the Republican nomination between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich."
For like-minded Republicans -- a cheerless majority of the party in California, according to a recent poll -- a virtual therapy session ensued.
One friend recommended Xanax, another a vote for Ron Paul.
Joe Ludlow, who helps run a political action committee in Southern California, said to treat the election like exercise.