A debate is meant to be an intellectual discussion of differences. But this was a televised brawl. Rudeness has reached a new level in politics. I am not impressed with clever jibes, constant insults and inflated bragging. Rudeness tells me you think you're the only one who is important. All eyes in the room must be on you. Your power is fed at the expense of others. This thinking is the antithesis of leadership. It is a cheap shot at attention, not the skillful movement of a person filling a leadership role. Rudeness is a sucker punch aimed at others to drag them down with you. So much of what I saw made me want to turn away.
But I kept on watching. And a quote kept ringing in my head: "rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength." So I watched the imitators. But I am on the lookout for the strong. No matter what party you vote with I hope you are looking with me.