We should select as our representative someone who we think would do a good job. Someone that listens to the people, yet has enough certainty of purpose, enough specialized knowledge to do what is right, even in the face of a great competition of forces that hope to sway us. Someone who through thoughtful deliberation and study, actually reads the majority of the legislation as they are casting our towns vote on behalf of the people in the General Assembly.
Is the candidate we are casting ballots for, experienced, independent enough to do the job? Does he know members of both factions in the legislature? Both Republican and Democratic factions, leaning upon their aged structures and prior glories for contemporary votes, seem to have sold away the promises of America's future to non-American, non-British, non-Western forces.