The race for the White House has grown so toxic that it's become a top topic among reporters and analysts covering the contest — and some are even calling on President Barack Obama and presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney to call a truce.
"You thought last week was bad? Just when you thought last week's third-grade insults were as low as the campaign could go here, here we go again, the campaign has gotten even uglier," MSNBC's Chuck Todd said Wednesday. "It's not faux outrage, it's real outrage. Over the last 24 hours, the attacks from both sides have reached a new level of vitriol."