Apart from the presidential "race" which gets almost all the attention these days, there are other, equally important races to consider.
In order to carry out his or her ideas, the president must deal with Congress. So, we, the people, in order to enjoy a more perfect union and reap the benefits of our rights to liberty and justice, elect representatives to congregate and debate and arrive at reasonable solutions to the problems of the nation. Right?
SO we need to "vet" our elected representatives every bit as carefully as we do the President of these United States. I strongly urge you to do so. It seems to me that the nation requires that good ideas, regardless of source, that solutions be implemented, without designation as to liberal, conservative, progressive, socialism and so on. Solutions, good ideas, can work equally well without designation.
So, ask your candidates if they will pledge to go to Washington, if elected, and work in collaboration with the President and other members of the Congress regardless of party affiliation, to solve the pressing needs of the nation. The candidates answers should help you decide whom to vote for in local elections, in November.