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Not only "needs to" but ought to . Sad that even those who want to hold supreme power can't be more respectful.
"Figures don't lie; but liars sure can figure!" (A Grampa Winslow tale.)
Now that both potentially "all powerful leader" candidates have defamed each other, what are we left with that we can respect?
Never lie and you won't have to remember what you said.
There is a rule in Parliament that you are not allowed to call another member a liar. This is a survival from the era when you could be challenged to a duel for calling someone a liar. It stopped all the members from killing each other.
Saying whatever it takes to get you elected can be tagged as lying especially when you change positions like the wind and hope that no one remembers your last position and it is common knowledge that Mitt Romney changes positions exceeding well.
JK - changing a position and lying are two wholly different things. Obama is a sociopathic liar. For example, He KNEW 4 Americans were killed by Al-Qaeda terrorists within 2 hours of the incident and continues to lie to America.
Times change and with them even formerly correct answers have to change to the new realities. Some realities remain with too little change.
They're both politicians therefore they're both liars save the political debates for the forums
DS Duby - not all politicians are dishonorable scoundrels seeking to exploit lies for personal gain. There are honorable, moral politicians acting on the basis of ethics, professionalism and principles.
We would still be okay with that, and later be protected as "an endangered species"!
Most likely the duelists would need to obtain a government permit and there would be regulations from the EPA in which being killed with a lead bullet would result in a $10,000 fine and 5 years in prison (that's for the dead guy)! :))
It didn't work out too well for Alexander. He lost the duel.
I think you can go to the seedy nightclubs any Saturday night to see duels today, too. You may have to dodge bullets and knives since the duelists tend to be a bit tipsy, though.