This is one of those most read posts. The writer poses some very important questions we should all ask ourselves -- regardless of one's political party. For me, I can readily respond to the first point is all about the money it takes to run for public office and the role that plays in who can run for office and who can't.
The second is what the writer terms "The B.S. Factor" and asks us to name 5 clear examples of where each candidate stands on issues. I can do that for the candidate I'm voting for. I can name more than five.
But rather than a bullet list of achievements on the issues, what hit home was the writer's comments about mudslinging. She's spot on. Wouldn't it be nice if we could vote on the real stuff and not carry on about birth certificates, religion and a host of other bad behavior.