As one who has engaged in many a duel I decided to watch one from outside instead and realized that in most cases it really doesn’t matter. First of all you are probably not going to have a knock out as your opponent might walk away a bit bruised but trust me will come back to fight another day and another and….. Furthermore In most of the states we live as sad as it seems our voices really don’t matter. Yes, if the stars are perfectly aligned you might be able to change that one vote but honestly how many elections really come down to one especially when dead people are counted twice. I’m not saying one should get out of the ring but maybe don’t go for the knock out just hit them in a spot (not literally) which might put some sense into them. If that doesn’t work maybe leave the ring to do something that truly has an impact. Grab a beer or milk with your opponent. It will go down a whole lot smoother and have the impact on you and him that leaves you both with a smile.
FOOTNOTE- This comes from a “Political Junkie” who is trying to kick the habit…. a bit.