One of the signs I look for in politics is something I call “irrational anger”. People who suffer from this tend to go down several notches in my respect book. Some of the stuff they say is fun and interesting, and occasionally, politically useful, but in the end, they are just dogs yapping at the moon, powerless to change anything. Jim Hoft at The Gateway Pundit is a good example of this kind of behavior.
On the other hand, one of the things I look for is meekness and humility. This evidences itself in a number of ways. Notably, the politicians who exemplify this attribute are more than willing to take the blame for the things they did, and more than willing to share the credit. This article at American Thinker covers a lot of what I think is most important about Romney.
If you’re the type that allows yourself to be influenced to action by anger, then perhaps you are the kind of person who doesn’t make a lot of wise decisions in his life. On the other hand, if you are the type who values results over rhetoric, then you probably find it hard to get excited about politics and instead make decisions after a lot of thought and investigation.
Which type are you?