Living in a “swing state” I find I’m stuck, all too often, in election conversation defending the candidate with the huge national lead. I want to act civilized, but I want to get away graciously.
How do I dislodge myself from such a dead-end argument without losing a family friend or the friendship of a colleague?
–Lonely In Ohio
- Don't waste your time putting down the opposition.
- Most importantly, agree to disagree and add that you respect his or her opinions even though you don't agree with them.
- Take the high road and politely excuse yourself. Changing the subject to one other than politics also works.