Campaign Carnage Casualty: Democrats' Chances

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By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 3, 2008 5:15 PM CDT
In this Monday March 25, 1996 file picture, first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton kisses Emina Bicakcic, 8, from Sarajevo.   (AP Photo/Doug Mills)
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(Newser) – Richard Cohen did not enjoy covering the 2008 Democratic primaries, and he writes in the Washington Post about everything he “loathed” about the race that “eroded the standing of both candidates”:

  • The racism: Cohen is “stunned” that so many people came out to vote against a black man and calls the fact that they admitted it “frightening.”

  • “What has happened to Hillary Clinton”: She’s been “witchified, turned into a shrew.”
  • “What Hillary Clinton has done to herself”: She made the caricatures believable with “incessant exaggerations” and “cheap shots."
  • The blogging: It’s been so much “yapping and hype.”