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Thu., Oct. 6, 2011, 8:50 a.m.

Ward: An Election Is A War

If you have read my columns in the past you know that I make a lot of allusions to warfare when talking about electoral politics.  Before any liberals lose their heads about me equating politics with violence, understand that I see campaigns and elections as war without violence. We have replaced the violent struggle for power that has dominated most of man's history with a way to decide who will rule without bloodshed and turmoil. Representative democracy is the greatest triumph over the barbarity of rule by sheer force. That being said, political campaigns still retain the structure and terminology of warfare.  The candidate with the biggest and smartest "army" wins/Jeff Ward, Kootenai County Reagan Republicans. More here (scroll down).

Question: Do you agree with Jeff Ward of the Reagan Republicans that electoral politics are war without guns?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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