In 1912, with the bitterly partisan Hoover and FDR election at hand, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, while visiting the United States, was asked to comment on the election. Rather than commenting, he did offer his views on the kind of individual who should be President, which is still relevant.
“The president must be a man who does not insistently seek the presidency. He should be a person free from all thoughts of name and rank; rather, he should say, ‘I am unworthy and incapable of this position and cannot bear this great burden.’ Such persons deserve the presidency. If the object is to promote the public good, then the president must be a well-wisher of all and not a self-seeking person. If the object, however, is to promote personal interests, then such a position will be injurious to humanity and not beneficial to the public.” –‘Abdu’l-Bahá