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highplainsdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-17-08 02:45 AM
Response to Reply #101
106. As someone who wished Gore would have run, and whose first choice of those who ran had been Edwards,
and who has many years' experience with political forums online, I still think the worst attacks were made by Obama supporters. (Having to reply to someone who just said that both Bill and Hillary are "creatures from the black lagoon" didn't change that impression.)

As for what caused the polarization in general:

It was a close race. Obama and Clinton are pretty close on the issues. And this was a historic race in terms of what it meant for both the first very successful female presidential candidate and the first very successful AA or biracial candidate.

And supporters were intemperate in their wording online.

Such as the "creatures from the black lagoon" wording I responded to tonight, used by an Obama supporter to describe Bill and Hillary Clinton.

Again, I didn't see anything comparably nasty from Clinton supporters.
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