A. Have a little swagger (not stiff like Romney was),
B. show competency on foreign policy matters (why I'm not voting for a libertarian),
C. Focus on economy,
D. stay away from focusing on controversial social issues
E. Show core leadership skill/credentials
F. Promise to roll back big Federal government
G. Not have a Bush surname
These prerequisites go out the window if:
a. Another Clinton runs (I hate the thought of oligarchy)
b. The democratic candidate totally ignores our budget crisis.
If these conditions aren't met, then I'll probably just stay home so I can say I wasn't part of the problem.