When did posters on FR (won’t call themFreepers) become such jerks? (not you)
A person who wants to hold political office may run the first time on ‘principles’ but subsequent elections are probably because they like being there or just need the job. Since so many of them are extremely wealthy I assume its more of the first category.
To win elections its a matter of numbers. They do whatever they have to in order to get the votes to stay in office. The bastard Karl Rove is an expert at this. Its why people like him control the Republican party. Just my opinion.