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Consider This! - 3/7

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Every Sunday my daughter has to fill out her 1st grade work plan from the previous week, so either me or my wife can sign it before it is returned to her teacher.

One of the reflections she must consider and document is how she displayed grace and courtesy over the past seven days. We usually don't have to work too hard to find multiple examples. 

Sadly the same can't be said for the last four men left standing in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

Last week the four squared off in what was billed as a debate. But it was anything but. 

Debates by definition are a formal discussion on a particular topic in a public meeting in which opposing arguments are put forward.

Last week's gathering at its best turned into a shouting match of personal attacks and insults, and at its worst degenerated into sophomoric innuendo and name calling. 

Consider this Mr. Trump, Mr. Rubio, Mr. Kasich and Mr. Cruz: If you want to show us you're qualified to lead this country then act presidential. Show how you can lead by example. Show some grace and courtesy like my 7-year-old daughter does and leave the playground shenanigans to the boys in her 1st grade class. 

{Consider This! is an expression of opinion of the Editorial Board of WTOC}.

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