I'm not an emoticon kinda guy.. but if they had one with an object flying over the little guys head, I'd use it here.
You're coming at it from a totally different angle.
The point I'm making is the things a person has to do to ascend in a political career is repelling to many people with a certain admirable quality to their character.
Just like signing up for American Idol is repelling to musicians that have a certain character which enables them to use their talents to create great music, talent is just one part, character is what's important. As George C. Scott said in the Hustler "Everybody's got talent. I got talent. You think you can play big-money straight pool or poker for forty straight hours on nothing but talent? You think they call Minnesota Fats the best in the country just cause he got talent? Nah, Minnesota Fats's got more character in one finger than you got in your whole skinny body".
It has nothing to do with having a golden voice and singing lyrics someone else wrote for you, the true songwriters/musicians wouldn't do the 'mickey mouse' song and dance that is American Idol. Just like most truly great people wouldn't do the crap that they'd have to do to rise in their political careers. Yet, millions of people sit around every season and think they're voting on the next big thing, but they're not. Just like we sit around and think we're voting for a politician that is the next big thing. But the truth is, the nature of the game itself usually repels the person with that combination of talent and character.
This post was edited on 12/13 at 9:48 am