The sad fact is that politicians must typically be wealthy to win statewide or higher.
Later, the career politician almost always becomes an example of the-rich-get-richer, with party making little difference.
America needs a constitutional amendment making strict term limits for every federally elected or politically appointed position, including courts. If it’s good for the president, it’s good for every politician.
There are few examples of the “citizen-servants” the Framers intended to lead America.
Big-time politics has become just another career-option for lawyers to get wealthy on taxpayers’ ticket while ensuring the profession’s continued ascendancy.