This is not a post to confuse the topic with the misdirection of Dallas Goldbug’s “research”. It is to illustrate the concept that higher political offices are controlled by influences and power structures that are anything but grassroots. Hoi elaborates:
People — real people amongst us — get a minor position of power that is gridlocked in the system, and they realize the only way of doing anything significant is one of two things:
1. Having tons of people appear to care (doesn’t seem to matter if it’s real or not) to wave at their opponents.
2. Lucrative connections to people with “real” people power, especially through fake friendship greased by money, drugs, sex, etc.