I don't have a problem understanding why some people support Obama and some people support Clinton. It really puzzles me why lots of people don't get that simple fact. The point is not that the candidates are identical and no one should be a supporter or care who wins, it's that you should recognize that the other person's supporters aren't necessarily deluded or stupid. You may disagree with their reasons, but they have them.I haven’t said anything about this yet because I was thinking this primary would be ending soon. But since it isn’t, let me weigh in.
Yes, I’m more of an Obama supporter than a Clinton supporter. There are a number of carefully thought out reason for that. However, I have no especially strong feelings against Clinton. I just think Obama would be a better candidate and president. Not by much, but better. And I certainly hold nothing against anyone who would see things the other way.
Nothing against them, that is, until they start bashing me, not personally, but as an Obama supporter. And, man, there have been a ton of vicious attacks from the Clinton camp against Obama supporters. Apparently, we are all zombies in a cult. We have handed our free will over to Mr. Obama and are mesmerized by his shininess. Sorry but that’s just bullshit and for the Clinton folks to continue along this line of attack isn’t going to help ingratiate an Obama supporter to your candidate now or later. Oh wait, we’re all cultist and couldn't rethink our position or rally to their side in November anyway.
I’m sure there’s some degree of nastiness going the other way as well, but it seems to me most of it has less to do with attacking Clinton supporters as it does with the usual and expected attacking of the candidate. Going after the supporters of your primary rival accomplishes exactly nothing good in the long run. Cut it out, everyone.