Now there's a new criterion for judging candidates, unfortunately it would most likely eliminate all of them.
Here's what we've done locally with our little corner of one of the grandest views in North America: the contact between two continental scale physiographic regions, the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains. That's a car dealership in the middle foreground, and our county seat of government behind it, fondly known locally as "The Taj." A testimony to the sensitivity of governments to native ecology. As are the communications towers on the mountain behind.
Which of our candidates (at any level election) ever spent time in the woods as a child? Which of them remembers it?
(Dare I even mention that most of the trees in the foreground are Chinese elms?)