The political season is upon us. Filled with attack ads and smear campaigns the season is proving to be more than disappointing. As many others are doing I try hard to tune out the meanness and pettiness of these campaigns but elections are important so I make it a habit to try and investigate the substance behind each candidate before deciding how to vote. In my opinion if you don't investigate and don't vote then you have no right to complain when the politicians screw up the country but that is an aside to this post.
As far as the presidential race is concerned I think we owe the candidates the courtesy of listening to the presidential debates before making up our minds how to vote. I haven't commented on the previous debates because they have been analyzed ad nausea and I have no useful additional comments but as I lay in bed this morning thinking about last night's debate several things about this debate started to impress themselves on my mind.