Yea open it up again. We have 80 f**k irrelevant forums and nothing about the election except a thread that contained ZERO information. This is the time when new blood comes to sites like this and as usual, we are grossly unprepared.
If it's possible we should also have a feature like the Political Leaning one, where we can put in our current favorite candidate. I think it would make it much easier to debate about electoral issues when you have some sort of idea where the other person stands and is coming from.