My tweet from this morning: When you find yourself in criticism of politicians, remember that in your country intelligence and empathy might not be election requirements. One implication suggests that communities do a more intentional job of growing bipartisan and multipartisan intelligent and empathetic political candidates so we those lacking these competencies are more the exception than the rule.
Most communities already have the resources they would need to make this more possible. It's neither a simple nor complicated task. It just takes the vision, commitment and engagement to create the possibility space.