Forget which party I am talking about. It does not matter.
If you are in politics, you will always perceive that you are there to enhance the base of your political power. You will be a slave or a closet slave to polls. You will worry about appearances and what people think more than you should. It is the nature of the beast.
That is the GUTLESS path. That takes little in the way of courage.
The COURAGEOUS politician is one who sticks to their principles when they kmow that it will weaken their power. I admire those sorts of people. They are the kind of people who shrink government’s role in our lives rather than simply go along with an expanding government in the hopes of one day controlling.
Yeah, it is only one distinction. But it is a big one. 😉