Obviously. But are there any politicians who are not mediocre? Maybe a few here and there like Jill Stein, Cynthia McKinney, Ralph Nader, Mike Gravel, Jesse Ventura, Ron Paul, Tulsi Gabbard, Andrew Yang, and others on the margins. But “successful” politicians are mediocrities and scumbags almost to a person. Mediocre public health officials empower mediocre politicians.