After Obama election on the 1st round, I saw 1st hand how he was thought of. I never seen this so openly public and there for anyone to see. This is NOT the WWW but public or frequent areas that anyone could apply themselves and often in small business open to general public. That was up close and personal as it gets for some. But, heck it's a free country, right.
As for the campaign as it goes now, I don't see where the jabbing of personal barbs have really gotten out of hand, they seem to stay political and on topic. The public on the other hand gets far more involved and once again I see the rhetoric and posting on true feeling. It's not just being Republican or conservative as I see that more a guise to fret out more resentment at a personal level from people at large, but at higher levels it's been under wraps or not displayed. Maybe its there, but I don't see or maybe that's the plan. But, one thing I do see or get the feeling, the general public is tired of all this and see a real difference in the political camps or dividing of the country in one way or another. I do see this as another very close election when the numbers start coming in. -----Willy