The low bar

What an extraordinarily low bar for a politician to garner my support: To represent the interests of the powerless majority against the might of the powerful few, to have a moral compass (or even just know what morals are), a concept of fairness, a belief in the power of a socially cohesive society and values that put the majority of ordinary people before, not only greed, but the profit of unaccountable transnational corporations. A belief in the public sphere and public good before private accumulation. And, dare it be said: empathy, compassion and at least an aspiration to the highest levels of humanity. If that is too much then we are truly lost.