What qualities must a Knowledge Democrat candidate have?

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What qualities a Knowledge Democrat candidate must have?
What fault she/he shouldn't have?

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Choice Blog entries Votes for votes score
100 % The candidate shouldn't merely repeat talking points. 0 3 3 3
100 % The candidate should use every opportunity to educate the electorate on the issues. 0 3 3 3
100 % The candidate should have no financial ties to corporate interests. 3 entries 3 3 3
100 % The candidate should be a proponent of public financing of elections. 0 3 3 3
0 % The candidate should fully represent the left of the electorate. 1 entry 0 3 0

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