Eh, too much of a negative view in my opinion. I don't know how we can really go by the situation of our past, considering we've had two terms of the same president. (Because not every president is bad, believe it or not). I don't really know how to tackle a view on an overall negativity towards politics as a whole. I mean, I can wrestle with a republican for hours, but when it comes to convincing what's good and bad on this "larger" scale, it's too much of a hassle. All I can say is to really wonder: are politics really deserving of such pessimism?
"We spend most of our time and energy in a kind of horizontal thinking. We move along the surface of things [but] there are times when we stop. We sit still. We lose ourselves in a pile of leaves or its memory. We listen and breezes from a whole other world begin to whisper." ~James Carroll