Here of late we have watched debates and State of the Union messages. Maybe what we need is to do a little bit of comparison.
One does the job as a civic duty without personal gain – the other receives big personal gain.
One receives little to no compensation – the other receives a nice wage with a lifetime pension.
One spends nothing to get elected – the other spends a fortune.
One has goals to save property and lives – the other taxes property and lives.
One risks life to do the job – the other goes to meetings.
Is it any wonder that we trust one a bit more than the other?