Although the 2012 Presidential election is 15 months away, many Americans are already heated up about it. This week, hecklers from both sides of the political aisle turned up at events held by both the GOP contenders and President Obama to challenge the candidates at town hall-style forums.
Larry Sabato, director of the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia, told Carol Costello yesterday, "We're moving into a confrontational society. We don't want to listen to C-SPAN, that's too boring. Instead we make our decisions based on political flashmobs."
Perhaps, he added, politicians are now judged on how well they respond to hecklers - not how well they explain their policies.
Talk Back: Is heckling good for our political discourse?
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