Politics = Relationships

Politics = Relationships

Its as simple as that. If you want to be effective in politics then building relationships is paramount.

Effective relationships are built on trust.

Having a relationship with someone is not necessarily a friendship.

But a relationship means we respect and honor the other person as a fellow human.

The ability to work with others, expressly in partisan politics where working across the aisle is the norm, success is dependent upon relationships and trust.

In practice;

You and I can be 180 degrees apart politically, but we still have more in common than we don’t. With a relationship built on trust, we can build on the issues we agree on and get to a place where we can negotiate the issues we disagree on.