Re 40th Congressional District race:
Never have I seen so many candidates selling their "capabilities" via "I love all people," "I am a conservative" and "President Reagan loves me" literature. It would be a tremendous cost savings if each candidate utilized the same political consulting firm and mailed out the same brochures except for the pictures and candidate names, along with the statement "only the names and places have been changed to protect the innocent."
There are three parameters that should be considered in voting for any political candidate:
Who best represents the views, philosophies and interests of the voter and the nation as a whole?
Who has the most experience, ability and knowledge to deal with the many technical and complex international and social issues?
Who can you trust the most with your government?
Instead of having sufficient information available from each candidate to grade the above parameters, we are exposed to only No. 1 and who endorses whom (this has become a syndrome of politics in general). How many times has the best candidate lost because of being the "new kid on the block," not "paying his/her dues," or not being financially backed by the "right" special-interest group(s)?