Let me start by sharing that as a young twenty-something I was zealous when it came to American presidential politics. I campaigned during election season. I put posters in my dorm room window promoting my favorite candidate (and shared extras with friends). I read incredible amounts of news and had constant conversations trying to convince people to vote for the right candidate. Some might have considered me obnoxiously zealous.
These days I am a far cry from who I used to be, and I'm not even sure there is a "right" candidate. I once heard someone say that it's not my job to give my vote away, but rather it's a candidates job to earn it, and at least today, it doesn't feel like my vote has been earned. I think that if the Nora of 2008 were to meet the Nora of 2016, she would be disturbed by what seems like apathy, but in the same way, the Nora of now, would be put off by the Nora of the past. (It makes me think about how beautiful it is that we evolve over time—but that topic is for another day.)
Back to presidential politics. Despite the ways I've changed over the years, I still do believe that it's important to know what you think, and it's equally important to know what you stand for. And there's no better time than the presidential campaign season to search your heart. I just found this survey, and found it to be a really great tool to think through the issues of our day—and at the very end, the survey reveals which 2016 Presidential candidate you side with. (By the way, it includes candidates from all parties.) If you have some spare time, I definitely encourage you to take it.