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Commenters' Primary Reactions: Bitterness, Harmony

Washington Post blogger Doug Feaver, who looks for trends and themes in the Web site's comment threads, took a look at what readers were writing about last night's election:

Our Readers Who Comment on R. Creigh Deeds' overwhelming victory Tuesday in the Virginia Democratic Primary for governor seem to be mostly Democrats and seem to think they have a good shot at winning the general election.

They are also snarling at each other in a manner that reminds me of the taunts exchanged in the parking lot after a high school basketball game. Supporters of the two losing candidates are also mad at the Post -- and particularly its May 22 editorial that firmly endorsed Deeds. It'll take a week or two for party harmony to return.

Read the full post on the dot.comments blog.

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  June 10, 2009; 10:07 AM ET
Categories:  2009 Governor's Race , Election 2009  
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