Letter: The definition of politics
Politics: It is here every year in one form or another. A part of our social life or as the dictionary describes the term, "the art of guiding or influencing governmental policy or of winning and holding control over a government."
I myself like Oscar Ameringer's short and more understandable way of putting it: "Politics is the art of obtaining money from the rich and votes from the poor on the pretext of protecting them from each other."
Both are needed to win, money and votes.