If you find yourself uninspired by the current field of candidates, especially at the local level, then I would encourage you to take a stand and be the candidate that you want to see. Even if running for office means being marginalized and out fundraised by the big two action is favored over apathy. Sitting on our couch and complaining is getting us no where. Will you now when your country needs you the most stop only at words or will stand up and take action on her behalf?
When this great nation was founded the people who served it came from every walk of life and no matter their profession or level of education. During this time taking a seat in congress (or any elected position) was done in service to the greater good of not only their community but their country. The inspiration to run for office did not arise from the desire to be rich or famous.
We seem to have lost sight of the principles that made serving this nation in any political capacity a great honor. With very little exception Congressional representatives seem to have become lost in a quest for individual greatness rather than keeping our nation on the path of greatness. As the rewards for congressional service have increased the average level of character for those seeking to serve has decreased. As Americans it is our duty to bring politial SERVICE back into focus and raise the quality of those that represent us.