Job related skills as they apply to any job in the private sector are very job specific and when we the people decide who is to represent us in a particular elected office the same sound business principles should apply.
However in most elections job related skills typically do not apply, for in politics it is not always who is most qualified for the job or who will represent all the people fairly, but who can best serve the inner political parties agenda. This concept which is a direct contradiction with sound business principles allows for those who represent the established political agenda to rise up through the ranks of the political system rapidly and seize control of a position that they would not otherwise be qualified to hold in the private sector. To assume one can be simply a doctor, judge, welder or plumber without any prior experience is wrong and the same analogy applies to the administration of government on various levels. The reality is in many cases we are defined by our job skill capabilities as the years go by.
Although it may seem good intentions are honorable at first by an individual seeking any office, the reality is an inexperience elected candidate can quickly become overwhelm by the scope of the appointed job. To offset this problem some newly elected officials will form additional layers of government to do the job they were intended to do or if possible engage the outgoing administration as a consultant. Either option inevitable cost the tax payers more money and allows for the intended individual not to work as a leader which is mindful of their action, but more beholden to their inner political circles agenda. When this happens, arrogance replaces compassion in attempt to cover up the inadequacy of an elected administration. Overtime the new administration now insulated from their duties at hand places its own personal agenda above the needs of the people giving rise to an old age question, who is working for who. To compound the problem government quickly becomes less efficient, indecisive and more problematic as it distances itself from the people.
This seemingly chaotic behavior would suggest that the voters would become more vigilant in watching who is elected to represent them in office, however the opposite is true. Voters exasperated by what seems to be a continuation of politics as usual typically are reluctant to return to the voting booths. By pushing the voters further away from voting booths by this sort of unprofessional behavior it give the inner political circle more control over who will be elected to office, while allowing the inner political circle to strengthen its position further. The goal here is simple, what seems to be chaotic is in part intended to create a lifelong career in politics for the inner circle members so that they can maintain their power and control over government.as they see fit. By relying on voter apathy and providing what appears to be a strong public presence for a Party member, the Party member can overwhelm their opponent in an election. This sort of action is designed to strongly discourages outsiders from attempting to run for office.
Although a political inner circle may resist outside forces, at times the unexpected does happen in an election whereby their candidate does not win. The unexpected results forces the Party to rapidly reevaluate their position under a wary eye, in most cases the Party will advise the new candidate to step in line if they wish to hold office for a second term. For the new candidate they are now forced to decide to whom they will owe their allegiance to, the people or the Party line. Although the answer should be clear many succumb to the wishes of the Party, as a results the public very rarely hears more than two views on one topic at a time, each of which represent the opposing Party lines.
We believe as a society a leader is someone that can and will stand up for all the people all the time. Yet we see our government today grid locked, over budget, uncompromising and frequently using words such as government shut downs.. ..maybe in the end this analogy is not all that wrong.