I am not a politician, and I never will be. I don’t have the mindset for it. Without wanting to belittle it (too much...), democracy is, by its very nature, a popularity contest. The person who is most popular gets most votes, and the person with most votes wins the election. Popularity has very little to do with ability or suitability, and much more to do with having the right look and saying the right things to the right people.