Recent Public Forum letters debating the subject of term limits started me wondering what may be at the core of why we continue to re-elect our congressional contingent even though many polls show the average person on the street thinks they do a lousy job. Count me in that group as well.
From my view, a one-word answer would suffice: Gerrymandering.
If you want an answer with more than one word, give the following idea a little thought. Elections should also be publicly funded. No outside money, period. Oh, yeah, open primaries would be nice as well.