The 2004 campaign was nasty, but at least to my perception this one is way, way past it. It’s now pretty much open season for Republicans to claim “liberals” are un-American terrorists. The Democrats are winning and haven’t quite gone that far but their own primary was unusually vicious, with plentiful race-baiting and attempts to change campaign rules to the advantage of various candidates, and I’ve no doubt they’ll crack open the artillery if things get close these last few weeks.
The stuff I’m seeing on TV is just beyond the pale. Two major networks have abandoned all pretense of objectivity. The talking heads are saying things I would expect of campus radicals or Nazi henchmen. I just saw a clip of Dennis Miller babbling about Obama and I’m pretty sure he was drunk. I don’t recall Reagan and Mondale saying shit like this about each other, or even Clinton and Dole. Or even Bush and Gore.
Is this the worst it’s ever been?