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Monday, February 11, 2008

Divided Democrats

Posted By on Mon, Feb 11, 2008 at 8:44 AM

Paul Krugman will pay for this commentary (link fixed) on the Obama-Clinton race:

Supporters of each candidate should have no trouble rallying behind the other if he or she gets the nod.

Why, then, is there so much venom out there?

I won’t try for fake evenhandedness here: most of the venom I see is coming from supporters of Mr. Obama, who want their hero or nobody. I’m not the first to point out that the Obama campaign seems dangerously close to becoming a cult of personality. We’ve already had that from the Bush administration — remember Operation Flight Suit? We really don’t want to go there again.

What’s particularly saddening is the way many Obama supporters seem happy with the application of “Clinton rules” — the term a number of observers use for the way pundits and some news organizations treat any action or statement by the Clintons, no matter how innocuous, as proof of evil intent.

DEMOGRAPHICS: While we're on the subject of divided Democrats, here's a look by American Prospect at the divergent demographics.

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