What a surprise!! The first thing any politician is interested in when he gets to Washington is reelection. It is not only the first thing it is the only thing. They are removed and insulated from the real world and believe the only way to get reelected is to be popular with other politicians and the washington/new york media. They have no concern on the direction of the country. They all want to have their hands on the wheel when the Titanic sets out on her voyage.