The season of renewal is upon us, the time when a politician’s thoughts turn to new mandates, retaining popularity, defeating opponents and staying in power for another term. They have, perforce, to make their way to the men and women who made their elevation possible, the voter. Suddenly, after a long or a short time, this person becomes the most important person in their lives. They must persuade, bully, bribe, or in other ways get the voter to like them again. This is not, however, X (former