For most of my life, I have been a political passerby. I registered as a Republican in my 20’s without much conviction. The biggest consequence of this decision was the kind of direct mail I received. Over the years, I have voted for both Republicans and Democrats. Character — the who would you rather have a beer with test — has always been the most important criteria for me.


 About the Author: Peter Groome is a member of the Forward Leadership Circle Member and a former board member of the Serve America Movement.