I would like to pose this question to the forum: What quality in your political opposition do you most admire and seek to incorporate into your own point of view? This quality can be a concept (such as patriotism or individualism), a specific issue (such as lower taxes or national health care), a person (such as Joe Lieberman), or some combination thereof. Obviously, if you fall on the right side of the political spectrum, you would pull a quality from the left. If you were centrist, you could pull a quality from either (or both) of the extremes. Even if you're political amorphous, it's still very likely that, at some point in time, you were diametrically opposed to certain candidates or movements, from which you could pull qualities. I'll go first. In general, I'm very much opposed to the American Left and the vast majority of its ideas, but I do greatly admire its ability to examine critically the policy and international undertakings of the US government. Too often, conservatives wrap themselves in the flag, and never see anything beyond the star and stripes. Patriotism should be embraced and celebrated, but it should never blinds us to the wrongdoings and faults of our country. I wish more conservatives could view our country as objectively.