I found myself more irritated by the debate than anything else. Rudeness is a pet peeve of mine, and I don't care how passionate you are about your plans, your viewpoint, your intentions - you should NOT be rude, disrespectful, dismissive or discourteous. It diminishes a man, if you ask me. You can be firm with your opinions or decisions - but do not denigrate other people. Be nice. Firm, but nice.
So, I have come to a conclusion.
I'm going to write in Tom Brokaw for president. And just for grins, I'm throwing in Katie Couric for VP.