What is american politician?

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    People try so hard to believe in leaders now, pitifully hard. But we no sooner get a popular reformer or politician or soldier or writer or philosopher—a Roosevelt, a Tolstoy, a Wood, a Shaw, a Nietzsche, than the cross-currents of criticism wash him away. My Lord, no man can stand prominence these days. It’s the surest path to obscurity. People get sick of hearing the same name over and over.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896–1940)

    ... his voice and hands,
    Within whose warm spring rain of loving care
    Each dwells some twenty seconds. Now, dear child,
    What’s wrong, the deep American voice demands,
    And, scarcely pausing, goes into a prayer
    Directing God about this eye, that knee.
    Philip Larkin (1922–1986)