The term career politician is saying that should have never existed in the United States. It was never the intention of the founding fathers for individuals to make a career out of politics. Rather the intended individual citizens to take time away from the regular limit to perform civic duties such as serving in public office and then after the term returning to their regular life.
Bush and Blair are two examples of everything that's wrong with modern day politics. With Bush you have a family dynasty was back on the way to pre-World War II with Prescott Bush, who had great sway over politics and serve himself. Then there is the possibility of younger brother Jeb running for president at some point in the future.
The Clinton's are another example of career politics gone bad. You not only have Bill who was a former governor of the state of Arkansas who then went on to become president, you have his wife who has surprised on the presidency. She previously served as Sen. Representing New York State and no doubt the slow part of her plans to one day run for president in the United States.
There are so many examples of politicians who spend their entire lifetime working in public office it's amazing how they are constantly reelected despite Congress having no more than 60% approval rating. Who is actually reporting for these people if no one approves of them.
Why can't we have so much as a regular Jane or Joe run for office. Obviously you want someone who is intelligent and can handle the job, but why do we assume that these career politicians are better suited to the task someone works as a teacher policeman.
I think that there are many regular middle class individuals that are very intelligent that would bring a breath of fresh air political arena. This would help break up the monotony stagnation that has plagued this country for far too long.
It's about time that people get away from partisan politics and look for individuals are regular people to take up the role of Congressman, Sen., president or any other public office that has been elected representative.