As citizens of a great democracy like the United States, we are fortunate to have a say in the election of our government representatives. Unless you live under a rock, you know that we are in the midst of primary season, during which registered Democrats and Republicans go to the polls or caucuses to select who their party’s presidential candidate will be. Today is Super Tuesday–the day that about 11 states conduct their primaries. As a young American, who will vote for the first time this year, I have been paying attention to the candidates and their messages to the American public. The vitriol and the personal attacks by some candidates has become so vicious that it seems very un-presidential. Most of us learn manners at a young age from our parents and our teachers and we behave with dignity. I am embarrassed to witness the level of mudslinging and personal attacks that some candidates have exhibited and hope that, going forward, candidates begin to conduct themselves in keeping with the highest and most important office in our country.