That is all the government is, a popularity contest, if you win, you get a cushy job for years and don't pay squat for health care, you get a great pension and of course, countless money-making opportunities from all your friends.
How do you win a popularity contest, with MONEY, as with all things government related, it's all about MONEY. The more money you have to use for campaigning, the more likely you are to win.
It really is just sickening. This country is becoming more of a joke every day!