Was a canvasser for Obama beaten by a disgruntled McCain supporter because he thought she was with ACORN?
I don’t know, but this election is starting to sound like the last one. I remember October 2004, when Florida Democrat Barry Seltzer told cops that he was exercising his “political expression” when he drove his car at Katherine Harris and some of her friends. A nice Unitarian church lady I knew was arrested for stealing a “Bush/Cheney” sign from someone’s lawn. Somebody keyed my husband’s car around the same time – probably because he had a “Kerry haters for Kerry” sticker on it. People were beating each other up, they were making up stories about being beaten up and they were losing friendships, all over the issue of which bureaucrat should maintain our infrastructure for the next four years.
For approximately one year before a presidential election, the only stories that are considered to be politically ‘timely’ are stories about the election. It’s covered 24/7. Newspapers took investigative reporters off the terrorism beat and had them chasing Sarah Palin. Then they made them chase Joe the Plumber. Like most obsessions, this is not healthy. It probably pushes some people who weren’t compos mentis to begin with over the edge.