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Posted: 9/19/2004 6:16:47 AM EDT
The only difference now is anyone can post their vitriole on the web. With all the new outlets available, more people can spread their message. The hate-filled crazies have always been out there. The web simply has given everyone a megaphone.
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 6:27:18 AM EDT
We had internet during the Gore/Bush battle, and some internet during Clinton/Dole.
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 6:35:39 AM EDT

Back in college, oh so many years ago, we went through some of the old campaign literature. I remember seeing posters which claimed Lincoln had a black mother, had a black mistress, had made deals with the devil, was the devil, and a lot mre I can't remember. We saw examples of other campaigns, but I don't remember the specifics anymore.

Campaigning today seems tame by comparison.
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