It appears that 989% of the incumbents are being re-nominated this political season. They may not be doing the job and may be idiots, but, they are OUR idiots and bring the bacon home to us through their wheeling and dealing.
Another remarkable thing is the wealth of the participants in the political system. Many are multi-millionaires or billionsiares and are supporting their runs with their own money. Government by the people and for the people appears to be government by the rich for the rich!