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Old 12-06-2011, 04:08 PM
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Default Re: World Historic Edition (Mark Schmitt & Daniel Foster)

Originally Posted by miceelf View Post
You're forgetting that the "Obama crowd" comprised only a portion of the dems. Most of the Clinton supporters were well aware that Obama had flaws. Indeed, a lot of people who supported Obama were also aware of his flaws. (I am NOT claiming you can't dig up something silly some Obama supporter somewhere said, but I can find equally silly things said by supporters of ANY of the GOP candidates, from Bachmann to (blurg) Santorum. The GOP as a whole may be aware that their candidates are flawed, but each of them has a set of hardcore supporters who don't see such flaws.
In fairness, please admit that I didn't say that the Obama crowd comprised all of the dems...

And I am quite sure that there are many hardcore supporters of each Republican candidate.

HOWEVER! I have heard many Obama supporters on this site and MSNBC gnashing their teeth when it was revealed that Obama was not the one they'd been waiting for. Glenn Loury and the guy from Berkeley that he used to appear with come to mind.
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