The funny thing is how many voters choose candidates who go against their interests. I get we also need to pick candidates that benefit the whole country. If they benefit the whole country, then chances are they line up with your interests. Most people vote party line anyway, just because they are a Democrat, they think that candidate will have similar interests, even though they haven't listened to a word they said.
Voters don't choose candidates based upon their own interests at all. If that is true, Mitt Romney would have gotten only .1% of the popular vote in the 2012 Presidential Election. Voters go with the best possible candidates that fit their moral stature regardless of interests. Some voters don't even vote because none of the candidates fit the bill.
True. I think that most people vote for the candidate that best represents the people, or at least the candidate who says that they best represent the people. I think the voters will vote for candidates who they think will cause the most change and also the most good to come out of their campaign.
In most cases people tend to choose someone because many people around them are also choosing that person. The person a lot of times does not usually meet the individuals interest. Many voters are uneducated on their choices. Voters need to learn about who they vote for and why they want to vote for them.
Candidates can be judged in two ways: the positions they take on issues
and the leadership qualities and experience they would bring to the
office. Your first step in picking a candidate is to decide the issues you care about and the qualities you want in a leader. Consider what party the candidate belongs to.