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POLITICS: Campaign negativity alive and well

Letter by Norm Eklund, Bonney Lake on May 3, 2012 at 1:09 pm | 15 Comments »
May 3, 2012 1:14 pm

Re: “Presidential race shifts from campaigns to gangland fights” (David Brooks column, 5-3).

Brooks’ observation about the 2012 presidential race is spot on. Rush Limbaugh and Keith Olbermann might as well be running for the highest office in the land.

Campaign heads must have a pretty low opinion of the electorate to think this approach will work. Well, guess what? So far there’s nothing that proves them wrong. Apparently Machiavellian theory still prevails.

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