We see it as all or nothing with political leaders, and others too for that matter. If there’s something we dislike about them or what they’ve done, we’re inclined to dismiss everything about them.
Nice and tidy, but a mistake.
Because some of what everyone does is right—even the most extreme people you can think of.
If we do the opposite, we are almost bound to be wrong some of the time.
Dismiss everything about someone, and we’re left with only the alternative, on every point.
Best to notice what is right, even amongst what is wrong.