However, if it's time infuse the political process with some new blood, then I also research the new candidates well. I check out where they stand on the issues, searching for their honesty in personal and business dealings as well. However, I don't let some really stupid youthful comment derail me from their stand on those issues. After all, most of us have said some pretty dumb things.
Today, more people are voting for candidates' stands and/or records, not just along party lines. And, I might add, more people are truly involved in the political process, seeking out those candidates who are honest, trustworthy, and open.
Informed voting is far too crucial to allow emotionally-charged barbs--so often hurled during campaigns--to sway me from choosing my candidates, and it should never be a mere coin toss. I love America, so I plan to vote for those candidates who exhibit exemplary leadership and character qualities, a love for our country, and a record of integrity.
I urge you to do that as well.