And nobody would ever get elected.
While Gil Fulbright might not be an actual politician, almost all actual politicians are Gil Fulbright.
Don't worry if that doesn't make much sense. It only needs to sound like it makes sense, so that people will nod their heads in pretend understanding. It's kind of the way political oration works. Our would-be elected officials say a bunch of things that sound like the kinds of things they think we might want to hear. What they're really saying though, it's mostly without contextual substance, or, as it's more commonly known, "bullshit."