What is Algorismia?
n. the condition one finds oneself in when naturally imbued with strong idealistic beliefs, which must be totally submerged in order to "get ahead" politically. 2. The feeling of utter despair when one realizes that they have submerged all that they consider to be worthwhile, only to co-exist with a more powerful force.
When faced with total political anihilation by his opponents, Rick Gephart found the only way to remain viable was to give in to the hyperbole and soon after experience the terrible itch of algorismia.