I was telling my son we citizens vote for representatives and senators who we feel will speak on our behalf. We can't all be there in DC to monitor our country and to make laws and policies. So my tendency is to vote for the person who I believe will participate in the ru Ming of the giver me just as I would if I was there.
Like Spock however I believe that "the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few." so at times I vote for the person who will look out for society. All that said just to say to the author that you my friend have spoken for ME. Moreover I believe you spoke for me and many folks. You could be a natural politicians.