They get into Washington with the money, power fame and glory, and it becomes all about fund-raising and playing with the lobbyists.
The government contractors aren't giving tens of thousands to these guys campaigns to have their cash flow crimped by a "shutdown."
He’s a lightweight.
It’s wisdom that kept people from going out and voting for these two characters.
The also come to Washington with many skeletons in the closet, and a lot of dirty “baggage.” All carefully tracked for years, through the trajectory of their political careers. When the time comes, they get a late night phone call. Suddenly, a RINO is born.