We are at the start of the Presidential election cycle. Various candidates have begun to declare their intentions to form exploratory committees, to assess whether they have the resources and support to run for President. Various organizations are evaluating which potential candidates their members support. Various events are being planned in which those who want to run can begin debating each other.
On Election Day, many people complain that they don’t like any of the choices. That’s why it is good that these races begin early. Now is the time to encourage the best possible candidates to get into the race, rather than to say it’s too early and then complain later. And the Church indicates that the candidate’s readiness to serve the human person above all else, is the first thing we should look at.