How to Judge a Candidate for Public Office
Judge a leader/set of leaders, by what kind of garden they grow in society through their actions.
Since they are residents in society at large, it would behoove them to develop a happy, healthy and positive garden. Otherwise, they’ll just surround themselves in death, destruction and dysfunction, which will only come back to haunt them, in the long term (which, btw, becomes the short term before you know it).
As you tend and care for the garden of your mind, such that you live a happier, healthier and more positive life, make sure you only accept those who are cognizant of their actual self interests as gardeners of society. It would save both you and them a lot of trouble.
And, the differences between a good gardener and a bad gardener for society, all lie within themselves, in their brain.
Think about it.