we all know that politics, like religion, are subjects that very often lead to ugly, heated words. normally, such threads are deleted before they can take on a life of their own and spin out of control.

because we have a few extremely significant developments in this year's campaign; and because we have slid into the habit of ignoring many of the rules about what we can/can't/should/shouldn't talk about here at the board, i decided to "wait and see" how things went in the threads started since yesterday went before hitting the delete button. i had asked that all posts remain POSITIVE in nature, regardless of which side each poster was on.

since that hasn't happened, i'm going to have to delete them. please do not start new ones.