I'm sure that if you've read any of my political commentary on this blog you won't be surprised at what I'm going to say in this post.
U.S. Representatives and Senators as well as sitting Governors and others elected to public office should resign prior to running for the office of President of the United States. Yes, I said RESIGN. In the current crop of presidential hopefuls you have sitting Senators like Hillary Clinton and John McCain receiving their pay and perks as Senators elected to serve their respective constituents. However, Clinton, McCain and the others are NOT serving their constituents because they're out on the campaign trail. They're not taking part in the business of the people that elected them. They're not in their home states. They're not in Congress casting votes. They're not there writing new laws...though I guess we should be thankful for that. They're getting paid to look for a new job and being allowed to keep their old job just in case they don't get the new one.
I say that this kind of ABUSE of the people's trust and tax money needs to end. If your elected representative is running for higher office let them know they need to resign instead of having a fall-back. The people's business needs to come before personal gain.