When all you ever hear from your candidate is "how much money can you give me?" it's hard to believe there's such a thing as making a difference.
The older I get, the more cynical I've become about politics. The sad thing is that I've been mostly justified over the years. I've tried to reach out to my representatives many times, only to be handed boilerplate responses that sometimes don't even respond to my questions at all. Meanwhile, I'm inundated almost daily by emails that always amount to one repeated request, "will you donate?"