The other critical are you must judge; does the candidate stress rule of law, limited government, divided government and rule by the people. The United States Constitution was drafted and ratified on these very principles. Any candidate that stresses arbitrary law or more executive power, bigger government, more of a role for the judicial and executive branches, and more government power, is in direct contrast with the beliefs of the founders.
What will be decided in this election, assuming one is held, is will our nation continue on the path of fundamental transformation as Obama promised. Remember, that fundamental transformation is transformation from a free society to a totalitarian Marxist state with a fair and just classless society where all must totally conform and all are equal in all respects.
The future of our nation hangs in the balance.