Originally Posted by ragingclue
No; every campaign is full of embellishments. It was shocking how ridiculous some of BO's claims were, but even more shocking was the cult-like following he gathered based on these outlandish and ridiculous claims.... The Obama campaign was run perfectly; the objective is to win. They saw that feeding the American public what they wanted to hear was working, so they ran with it. The promoted BO's popularity and took full advantage of how sick and tired everyone was of Bush (and therefore the Republican Party). Celebrities piled on the bandwagon in record numbers, further distorting the purpose of the election.
It turned into a popularity contest. BO's people recognized it and ran with it. McCain's campaign was one of the biggest train wrecks I've seen in a while. If you want to win, you have to play the game right. One side did, and one side didn't.
Now we're all fucked anyway.
absolutely spot on, seriously...I never hated obama throughout the entire election, he was a left winger and, at the time, it seemed like he would stick by his principles. I didn't persecute him for having different ideas than me. What I was pulling my hair out over was the blind love affair that the media had with him. Everyone was caught up with the "hope" message and no one was questioning him about the issues. To top it off, mccain's campaign was nothing short of an embarrassment. And yes, now we're all screwed