Election Gets Ugly With Three Weeks To Go McCain and Obama insist that they are beyond partisan politics, but as the election approaches, the campaigns and the candidates' supporters have gone on the offensive. Guests and listeners discusses the consequences of negative campaigning. Has the election gotten too ugly?
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Election Gets Ugly With Three Weeks To Go

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Election Gets Ugly With Three Weeks To Go

Election Gets Ugly With Three Weeks To Go

Election Gets Ugly With Three Weeks To Go

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McCain and Obama insist that they are beyond partisan politics, but as the election approaches, the campaigns and the candidates' supporters have gone on the offensive. Guests and listeners discusses the consequences of negative campaigning. Has the election gotten too ugly?

Guests:

Ron Elving, NPR's senior Washington editor, author of NPR's Watching Washington column

Veronica Miller, writer and radio producer, author of the article 'God Don't Like Ugly' on TheRoot.com

Bill Bishop, author of The Big Sort: Why the Clustering of Like-Minded America is Tearing Us Apart, author of the article 'Extremism at McCain Rallies Comes Naturally' on Slate.com