Municipal elections. The eyes of journalists and political parties are on Bratislava and regional capitals where, so they say, much is at stake.
But who in this country, Bratislavans and journalists excluded, really cares about who becomes the mayor of the capital? When you live in a village of seven hundred souls you know that Bratislava matters not. At home, everything is at stake.
I have gained my share of knowledge about the elections and municipal politics. In the household where I grew up we have survived four municipal campaigns first-hand.
Call your girlfriends
A municipal campaign is based on premeditated tactics, whether you are attempting to persuade tens of thousands or just dozens of voters.