1) A firm belief in the concept: "Government for the People by the People"
2) A firm belief that sometimes the people may not be correct and therefore make bold changes despite "popular opinion". For example, the HUGE changes made despite people opposing Civil Rights during the 1960's, or people opposing women's right to vote during the turn of the century.
3) The ability to know when to use quality #2 and NOT use it haphazardly.
4) Firmly grounded in the value that People come first. Not business, and not profits.
5) Be firmly grounded in the concept of fairness and equality; and safeguard fairness and equality for all citizens (including sex, race, sexual orientation, etc.).
7) Be a leader in encouraging world input and world solutions to world problems and issues.
8) Possess the ability to learn from mistakes and avoid repeating mistakes.
9) The ability to inspire positive change amongst the citizenry towards the greater good of human kind (especially with regards to environmental, healthcare, economic, educational issues, etc. . . ).
10) Tirelessly work to have an effective government to meet the needs of its citizenry. Not necessarily a "bigger government" or "smaller government". Just an effective, dependable, "for the people by the people" type of government.
11) The ability to inspire the citizenry to become involved with government which is "for the people, by the people" and claim heartfelt ownership in the government.
I'm sure I can add more, but I'm at work and I'm getting an admission soon. . . Lucky you!
This is an excellent thread, by the way.