Having played the political game, I believe I have insight into the type of people who crave
I am not sure if psychopath is the explanation or ultimate definition. Egocentric? Yes. Lazy? Yes. Evil? In some instances. Patriotic? Very few. Psychopath? Yes.
Many good people enter the public service arena but are overwhelmed by the corrupt and roll over. I tried to walk the middle path. I am retired and will remain so. Either you play their game, or you do not get into the club. Club rules need to be changed, starting with term limits. Like the Electoral College, natural term limits via an ignorant electorate does not work. It is killing America.
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Just say no to all incumbents.