You don’t look (listen) to what both sides are saying. You listen to what your side says the other side is saying. Besides the fact that if you actually did hear what any Politician has to say on any of those talking head programs you’re going to get nothing but 3 to 5 minute sound bites.
I kind of think I already told you that I don’t care that much about voting for people. I’m not that interested in Politicians. Besides the fact depending on where you live you already know your vote is completely and totally irrelevant. But I will give you some links at the bottom if you really want to be an informed voter. Don’t vote for a D or an R. Look at the candidates voting record.
You live in a very Conservative area but obviously vote strictly Liberal. So pretty much you know your vote is meaningless but I guess it’s nice sometimes to go stand in a line and think your voice (vote) is being heard.
Otherwise the Local Amendments on the Ballot can be important or interesting.