Apparently, a democracy is a place where numerous elections are held at great cost without issues and with interchangeable candidates.
Liberalism is, I think, resurgent. One reason is that more and more people are so painfully aware of the alternative.
The art of politics consists in knowing precisely when it is necessary to hit an opponent slightly below the belt.
I think the rules are going to have to change for me to ever run for public office. My checkered past will always keep me out of politics.