The press is starting to notice:
Even the media’s had enough.
The race for the White House has grown so toxic that it’s become a top topic among reporters and analysts covering the contest — and some are even calling on President Barack Obama and presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney to call a truce.
“[Wednesday], specifically … was a terrible day for a discourse in democracy,” Brian Williams said Wednesday on The Daily Show. “We can’t, as a country, keep doing this.”
And what happened Wednesday?
“I don’t want to overstate it but last night was a big, historical moment, I think, in this campaign,” Halperin said.
He suggested that Obama call Romney and negotiate a truce, so the two candidates could then instruct their aides to knock off the brutal attacks and get back on the high road.
“Both campaigns are expressing not faux outrage, which is mostly what we see , but genuine outrage,” Halperin said. “Based on what happened last night, the president’s team is stunned that the president would be accused of engaging in a campaign of hate. Mitt Romney used the word ‘hate’. I think he meant it. I think the president’s team was very stung by it. Either today and the rest of this week we’re going to escalate into nuclear war, or I’d like to see some détente. This is not the campaign I think either of these candidates wants.”
Mitt Romney, capping off a five-state bus tour in Ohio Tuesday night, delivered the most aggressive and fiery speech of his bid for the presidency -- accusing President Obama of running a "campaign of division and anger and hate" while taking on what he called an "outrageous charge" by Vice President Biden.
No kidding. Team Obama has no ideas and no plan whatsover for even pretending to work with a Republican House and possible Republican Senate.
The Politico expounds on Romney's change in tone and includes this Romney attack:
“This president has pushed Republicans and Democrats as far apart as they can go,” Romney said Tuesday night in Chillicothe, Ohio. “And now he and his allies are pushing us all even further apart by dividing us into groups. He demonizes some. He panders to others. His campaign strategy is to smash America apart and then cobble together 51 percent of the pieces. If an American president wins that way, we all lose. But he won’t win that way.”