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Statesman v.s. Politician (video)

differences between a Statesman and Politician. Promises, promises, promises ... America needs true Statesmen who will hold true to their convictions and not today's politicians who shift right or left to suit their mood.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXMd1zOE0J8

Ron Paul:

states·man
   /ˈsteɪtsmən/ Show Spelled[steyts-muhn] Show IPA
noun, plural -men.
1. a person who is experienced in the art of government or versed in the administration of government affairs.

2. a person who exhibits great wisdom and ability in directing the affairs of a government or in dealing with important public issues.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/statesman

All the rest:

pol·i·ti·cian
   /ˌpɒlɪˈtɪʃən/ Show Spelled[pol-i-tish-uhn] Show IPA
noun
1. a person who is active in party politics.

2. a seeker or holder of public office, who is more concerned about winning favor or retaining power than about maintaining principles.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/politician

This sums up the difference between Ron Paul and the rest of the presidential candidates Republican and Democrat.



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My simplified version:

Politician - one that buys votes and vice versa.
Statesman - one that earns peoples' trust and transform it into votes.

When was the last time our

When was the last time our country had a true statesman for president?