Both of the leading candidates for president of the United States have high unfavorable ratings. There is a simple explanation. They are both rude, obnoxious, loud, disrespectful, and they both talk too much. Neither would recognize the truth if it came up and sat it their laps. In their one vice-presidential debate, these guys weren’t much better. Tim Kaine interrupted 70 times in a 90 minute debate and Mike Pence couldn’t find the truth although he was much more likeable.

We Americans are better than this. We know how to disagree and remain respectful. Civility requires us to play nice with each other. I can disagree with every argument you make and still go to lunch with you. We have heard every negative comment or insult you have for each other. There are many voters who thrive on the bombastic insults; however, the great majority of us would like to hear a frank debate on the issues.

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