I have one question that I ask myself about political candidates before I even begin to consider voting for them. That question is: “Would I be OK with having this person over for evening dinner at my house with my family?” If the answer is “no,” then they are out of the running.

At that point, I don’t care about their ideas or their politics or whether they are red, blue or green. It is a nonstarter. If you are rude, obnoxious, loud, overbearing and hateful, then the answer is obvious.

If I don’t want you around my family, then I am certainly not voting for you. And I’d hope that every American would feel the same, especially those touting family values, religious beliefs, and how great things used to be.

Anthony Winslow