Meg Whitman and Jerry Brown were asked if they wouldn't mind stopping their negative commercials. Jerry Brown agreed to do so if Meg Whitman would also stop. She would not, despite boos from the crowd, agree. That ought to be worth at least a few votes for Jerry Brown, don't you think?
Back to my question of why are we so rude, I think this is a good example. Civil discourse be damned. Polite discourse be damned. Meg Whitman wants to be governor and she will pay anything and do anything to achieve that goal except, of course, stop calling her opponent nasty names.
I know who I'll vote for on Tuesday.