I'm sorry you don't recognize the two completely different campaign tactics that were used, and that you think they were the same. But you're wrong.
I don't think Obama is the messiah anymore than I think McCain is satan. I don't even believe McCain would have been all bad. I loved McCain in 2000. But he ran a dirty, desparate campaign to win at all costs.
Sorry. Deal with it.
How are they any different. This whole election the Democratic party built up their persecution complex. Oh no, the mean old Republicans are hate mongering comic book villains.
And here come the Republicans! Grrr those Democrats are just a bunch of girls! They aren't fit for war!
It's “fuck you” vs. “poor me”. It's the same evil when all is said and done.
Of course lets not forget the Ron Paul camp (while I'm doing impressiongs). Dude like there is totally this guy who wants to, get this, LEGALIZE POT! Think green, broskie! HIGH FIVE!
EDIT: But I'm not going to throw this thread into another senseless fight between SpANG and I. I think this is a step in the right direction, and its the outcome I wanted from this election. Bravo to Obama and all those who voted for him. Now we need to give it time, step back, and see how history unfolds. Because right now, none of us really know.