If you’re running for office and want me to be head over heels for you, I think you should know that I’m very attracted to strength, good judgment and humility.


I love strong candidates who are sharp, decisive, and even formidable when necessary. And if you’re also smart enough to seek wise counsel (especially from God) on a regular basis, I wouldn’t be able to stop talking about you to all my friends.


I long for a candidate who’s levelheaded, especially in the midst of a crisis, one who understands what’s important. My respect for you will grow each time you choose to do the right thing for the right reasons. My heart will swell with pride as you prove to be a man of your word.


You’ll sweep me off my feet if you’re willing to work with others in a bipartisan effort. But you’ll break my heart every time you denigrate someone, especially when they disagree with you.


I dream about a candidate who will keep me and those I love safe. I want you to “check the locks” so intruders can’t get in and cause us harm.


You don’t have to spoil me by spending money on a bunch of stuff I don’t need. I’d rather have someone who cares about our financial future than about granting favors.


Finally, others will be sure to envy me if I find a candidate who will actually listen when I tell him about the issues that matter to me – and won’t forget how important I am to him. After all, I could have easily went with someone else.


Since I’m happily married to Bert, in lieu of giving you my heart, I’ll give you my vote. Above all, I’ll commit to praying for you to “be filled with the knowledge of [God’s] will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding” (Colossians 1:9).


Will you be my candidate?


(I wrote this Valentine targeting male candidates who are running for office; however, I would want the same traits for female candidates.)


Sheryl H. Boldt is the author of the blog, www.TodayCanBeDifferent.net. You can reach her at SherylHBoldt@gmail.com.