‘Elitism’ charge used against George Washington

By David Edwards
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 8:17 EDT
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Reuters’ Fred Katayama reports that charges of elitism in American presidential politics dates back to the very first election.

Professor David Birdsell of Baruch College says that the elitism charge stems from the US’ history of breaking away from a monarchy, according to one political analyst. The worst epithet you could hurl at a politician back then was that that person wanted to be king.

(with wire services)

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David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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