Belief That All Political Parties Have to Work Together as a Team to Get Things Done
That alone gets me interested. Our founders believed in reasonable debate and discourse. We've traded that for arrogance and bullshit.
I was always too liberal for most of Ronald Reagan's policies, but appreciated his leadership. I always felt if I was face to face discussing an issue he would show respect for my position and might respond with something to the effect "...I understand why you might think that..." and then go on to try to convince me why his position would address my concerns.
These days we treat political agrument like a football game. Not only do you have to win, but you have to humiliate your opponent in the process. On top of that I don't believe our country is really willing to face the tough questions we need to to once again be seriously considered a world leader. We're looking backwards and prefer east fixes to problems. I'm appalled that so many actually think a summer gas tax holiday does anything but postpone the problem.
Oh, more thing. My rant cuts accross both asiles of our government. The problem isn't a liberal versus conservative issue. We need both sides of the discussion to get anything meaningful done.