Mini-rant here. What does it say about us as a nation, that we expect so much less from our so-called “leaders” than we do our own children? When one child says something that mocks another, and we call them on it, and they respond, “But he did it first!”, do we say, “Ohhh! He said something bad about you first? OK! You go right ahead with my blessing!”?
I am just sick of it. I am sick of listening to candidates who go down the snipey, sarcastic, sound-bite path (ALL OF THEM). Will we ever be able to hear from any of these people — people we are supposed to choose to lead our nation! — in a way that is grown-up, kind, mature, loving? Is that too much to ask??