I told a good Republican friend I was having lunch with yesterday that I can't talk politics with him this time around.
I explained that the level of personal attacks that I was seeing directed at Obama and at his supporters was simply unacceptable. Rhetoric coming from that side was tilting too far away from facts, policies and substance and towards sarcasm, cynicism, mockery and slander.
And so, end of discussion. The choice is to vote for Obama, for facts, policies and substance, or for Romney, for sarcasm, cynicism, mockery and slander.