I still feel like it's a game between the two main Political Parties. If you notice, when a Dim is in, the Repugs throw out losers, such as McLame and Mittins. Now that we have a Repub in, who really isn't supported by all Repugs, the Dims are going to run sure losers.
I think they get together and then make a deal who is going to run what during what year. That way their constituents don't get so disillusioned. The Repugs by nature though are mainly spineless. The "high road" doesn't work. The Dems didn't count on their people getting so butthurt this last time though.