And you (general "you" not specific) can make it uglier.
If you want to discuss ideas, great. let's discuss ideas.
If you want to discuss the candidates, great. let's discuss candidates.
If you want to attack people - really? If you claim "tolerance" - put your money where your mouth is. Prove it. Treat those you disagree with politically as you want to be treated.
Why would I want to call somebody "friend" who obviously thinks badly of me because I'm a conservative?
I believe that the "run of the mill" voter who is liberal has bad ideas.
If that voter think that the "run of the mill" voter who is conservative is a bad person - just let me know now. And stop telling me how bad conservatives are.