One of the reasons people hate politics is that truth is rarely a politician's objective. Election and power are.
Only government can take perfectly good paper, cover it with perfectly good ink and make the combination worthless.
Our party is a diverse one, as is my home state of Illinois.
It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.
It is not in the nature of politics that the best men should be elected. The best men do not want to govern their fellowmen.