A very long time ago, His Holiness BP Hrishikesh Maharaja told me about his conversation he had with his Guru Maharaja Srila Bhakti Promode Puri Maharaja about politicians.
(Srila BP Puri Maharaja): When you see a politician, you run.
(His Holiness BP Hrishkesh Maharaja): Can't I even help them. Perhaps to chant or something?
(Srila BP Puri Maharaja): No. You just RUN!!
* Food for thought*
Politicians have twisted tongues. One moment they say one thing and the very next second they change their statement. It is our best interest to simply run away. They are only out there for their own selfish interest. So beware!!!!