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I think there’s something to be said for following your gut, but on balance I agree: we could do with a little more rationality when electing our leaders.

As for questions to add to your list, I might ask the following:

17. Which candidate do you trust to defend our Constitutional rights in a climate where fear threatens to erode them?

18. Which candidate seems most likely to maintain their grace and composure as the opposition compares them to Hitler or Stalin or Genghis Khan?

19. Which candidate has the courage to make a hard, unpopular decision that might cost them re-election?

It’s courageous of you to wade into politics. I’m trying like crazy to avoid it, but I’ll probably have to weigh in sooner or later.

Well done, Alyson!