I am sure the framers of the U.S. Constitution did not, in their wildest dreams, envision a creature called a "career politician." If they had, they would have made a provision for that person to step aside and let another take his place.

Perhaps the oath of office should be changed to include the following:

"I do solemnly swear that I will do everything in my power to ensure my re-election."

Tracy Booth

Salt Lake City