If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2 then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. 3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. 4 Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.
That's worth remembering in an election season. Libertarians talk about "enlightened self-interest", but that light doesn't come from Christ as often as it should.
What's in God's best interest? Or, brought down to earth a tad, what's in the best interest of the country as a whole and the world as a whole?
Note that looking out after others isn't always going to give the bleeding-heart liberal response. For instance, as someone of modest income without health insurance, "Obamacare" would be a net plus for me, but it sems to be a net minus for the country as a whole, likely dragging the economy down and hurting the poor by decreasing chances for an entry-level job due to employer mandates driving up the cost of low-end labor.
That being said, a bit more compassion towards others is helpful, from making our rhetoric more loving and kind [insert latest Ann Coulter misstep] to looking out after the pocketbooks of "the least of thes" as well as our own.