“Its the stuff that STAYS up...”
Tony Wicher’s “Jewish Lobby” stuff was up for more than a year, and it was taken down only after Free Republic and other blogs began to talk about it.
I am well aware that trolls may post stuff to make Obama look bad, but a lot of this stuff is from well-established Obamamaniacs. Tony Wicher’s point score at my.barackobama.com put him in the top 5 percent if not higher.
They probably never noticed it until before it started being the subject of internet chatter. Most forums aren’t closely moderated, and the Obama campaign, like any Presidential campaign, has a million things going on all the time and can’t monitor them all. Now that they’ve got the nomination sewed up, they’ll probably shift to closer monitoring of postings on websites they control. Just because some nutcases support Obama, doesn’t mean their beliefs reflect his. I’m sure McCain, and some of the unsuccessful Republican candidates each have some nutcase supporters too. It’s taking a risk to allow public postings on a campaign-controlled website, but the purpose isn’t to encourage an avalanche of people posting that they believe exactly what the candidate believes. That would be pretty pointless. If they go very light on moderation and let it be a free speech zone, then the postings should be read in that context.