I always find it interesting that "Politics" comes into play with mostly everything I have been involved in, but the funny thing is that I am not a part of the political world. But I do firmly believe "politics" or "popularity", "popularity contest" is involved with everything for good or bad. You see it, read about it, are involved in it or are harmed from it. Even if you don't want to think it goes on it does. It is one of the things that those who act on it routinely will be the ones who are the most defensive about it, and will even become hostile before admitting that they in fact do take part in it.