Re: One niggle
My software consulting firm worked for one of Mark Warner's (D) VC startups when we was a "self-made venture capitalist*" (long story, but that was his line). Before he was governor of VA and then Senator with a lot of pull in the Senate. He was actually a nice guy before giving in to the system capturing him. Took him at least 30 seconds longer to set off my BS detector than any other politician of the time. (sometimes even an entire paragraph)
He wasn't the least bit ignorant of how the web and tech things work...that's not the problem for a lot of politicians, they know quite well, and those who don't have staff that do - their world runs on this stuff.
They also know where their campaign is buttered.
The recidivism rate for incumbents is as high as it is for reasons.
*looking into where the self made initial money came from is...illuminating.