It's interesting to step back for a minute and think about what holding a government position actually is -- a job.
Which makes campaign season feel like a really strange job interview process.
Particularly this campaign season all we've heard is, "Government is broken" ; "We need less government." Can you imagine applying for any other job in that way? Like, "This company is broken. We need less of this company... Also, I'd like to work at this company... Here's my resume. As you can see, I'm completely unqualified. I have absolutely none of the skills required to work at this company. Which means I'm the only one who can turn this company around!"
Saying something like, "you've got to be an idiot to get into politics" used to be hyperbole. Now it seems it's an actual requirement.