In a civilized society we have rules of debate. That is why we all get together.
The public doesnt like Debate rudeness as a rule, but it isnt a total turn off. You just lose some points.
Obama spoke a lot more than Romney, the Biden/Ryan one was very close.
So you think that open warfare between 2 nations and Political debate should have the same rules?
And the left, you included, are using that term lying as a pretty all inclusive term.
Political differences are not lies in the formal sense.