or whatever the insult du jour is. There are a myriad of great reasons to support Obama and they have been discussed in depth on this board and in the media. There are also many reasons to support Clinton and I respect people who choose to do that. People who don't understand the arguments of the other side have chosen not to.
The people who persist in categorizing the supporters of other candidates in a uniform and negative light are incredibly short sighted. Will I come on board with a group that has insulted me personally after the primary? Who have called the candidate I love a bitch or an empty suit? Not bloody likely.
So here's the deal. I have chosen a candidate, Barack Obama. I am a strong supporter and not persuadable to Clinton at this time. If you think Clinton has a shot at the nom, great, but if you insult me personally, I will not be working with you in the general.
I would strongly advise Obama supporters to take the same advice. Engaging strong Clinton supporters in discussion is not productive. They are not persuadable and will not be switching to our side at this time. It is never OK to insult them personally, or make ad hominem attacks on their candidate.
I don't expect anyone to take this post seriously.
For what it is worth, I post pro-Obama threads regularly and have very little disruption from Clinton supporters. The key seems to be to keep it positive.
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