Originally Posted by OCCH
I understand the OP is making a more general observation, but I don't believe this instance is a good example of it.
Obama wasn't trying to get the crowd "riled up" -- they booed when he said Romney's name, and he told them to turn those emotions into tangible actions.
Was "revenge" the best word? Maybe not, but unless you think the situation was staged for him to get that word out there, I think this is another example of spin 101 . . .
His entire campaign is about dividing people, and they have no shame in telling you it.
Divide by class. Divide by race. By sex. By age. You name it, they want to categorize as much as possible and encourage to hate the other guy.
Not to work together as Americans under a certain style of leadership.
There his never been a more divisive person in a role that by definition is supposed to unite people.