The nature of politics is to turn good men into bad ones. The ardors of campaigning are also enough to deter most normal, decent people from seeking office. That’s a major reason why, as Hayek put it, the worst get on top. Over at the Daily Caller, I explore this theme in a little more detail:
[W]hat sane person would want a job that destroys your privacy, makes it impossible for you to go out on the street, subjects your family to intrusive media scrutiny, forces you to watch everything you say, and drives some people to want to take a shot at you? Apparently someone who feels that the power that comes with the office is worth the attendant indignities.
Read the whole thing here.