I want leaders who share the majority's values and apply those values to their informed judgments when making policy decisions.
I get very worried when I hear about "values." At one point I thought we were all supposed to be free to have and express our own values without interference from government. It now seems like some people want to elect people with their own particular "values" so that those "values" can be forced on the rest of us.
The majority thought slavery was acceptable and valued the economic success that it fostered.
The majority thought if was ok to openly treat blacks as a lower class of humans - in my lifetime!
The majority did not consider women qualified to vote.
The majority thought it was ok for people to get injured or killed at work and then for their widows and orphans to be impoverished.
It took leadership and someone to actually stand up to the "values" of the majority to overcome these ideas.
I don't want leaders that share my values or anyone else's. I want leaders that will put the good of the country above their personal values and above the values of the majority if that's what it takes. I really don't think values have anything to do with it.