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-- some Republicans that the long primary campaign is taking a severe troll while President Obama runs unopposed on the other side.
But forty years ago Democrats were -- their own fears in a mural war chief Washington correspondent James Rosen looks back tonight.
She we all book called him an empty suit who couldn't be trusted.
If you're -- two.
Clock then you a lot of me what you say.
He all -- called her a pawn of beltway special interest whose views changed with the winds her comments.
Ridiculous and across the first half of 2008 concerns mounted about the quote sharp attacks and bruising tone.
In the epic and expensive democratic primary battle between senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
Senator McCain has a lifetime of experience that he will bring to the White House and Senator Obama has his speech he gave in 2002.
She doesn't believe I think.
Bottom up democracy.
Everyone -- -- said that Barack Obama an extended primary support Clinton being crippled forecasting how badly the Democrats were being heard in April and may.
By the primary fight between Obama and Clinton and obviously that didn't turn out to be true.
In fact not until early June did Clinton concede the race to her -- and not until late June to -- to make their first joint appearance in aptly named unity New Hampshire fast forward to the current GOP primary were a four man field aided and abetted by unlimited super pac fund raising and spending.
Has been wracked by charges of lying and even -- And I just think this is they -- the worst kind of trivial politics.
And the lessons of 2008 loom large even if they're not universally agreed upon.
Of the 2008 contest is.
That the ad -- were about 5050 positive to negative maybe even 6040 negative to positive but you didn't have.
Nine or ten negative ads for every positive male.
Pennsylvania are you ready to help us carry this -- One prominent veteran of the 2008 cycle argues the protracted and sometimes nasty nature of today's Republican primary offers the GOP no real cause for concern.
I think that the competition.
Strengthens all the candidates the truth is it all sounds kind of familiar right.
Every day someone says to me I can't make up my mind between the two of you.
I am so torn and I hear that all the time across the country.
I think that's a good problem to have.
A recent Wall Street Journal NBC news poll found 40% of adults surveyed saying the Republican primary has damaged their view of the party and some 60% of independents.
In the same survey -- spoke negatively about this protracted GOP -- -- the memories James to.
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