The Margin: #ThisYearsElectionIsAlotLike hashtag is an outlet for despair

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As the clock ticked down to Monday’s Iowa caucuses, Twitter users turned to social media to share thoughts about the 2016 presidential campaign using the hashtag #ThisYearsElectionIsAlotLike.

And as elections are a time for many things — optimism, pessimism, hope, fear, a conviction that it’s time for change and a concern that change has gone too far, too fast or in the wrong direction — so was the hashtag, used for everything from partisan point-scoring to bad humor. (And some good ones.)

There was another prevalent theme, however: despair.

But there was also resignation:

And dread:

And disbelief:

And this — though, frankly, we’re not entirely sure what this one means:

Thankfully, it wasn’t all bad. There were some “Star Wars”-related tweets.

And it’s not even February yet.

Iowa voters will convene Monday for that state’s caucuses, the first voter action of this election season. After Monday, the candidates will turn their attention toward the New Hampshire primary on Feb. 9.

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