Politics is not more not less a profession for Viktor Orbán – as he often talks about it. It is a profession like any other, moreover politics has clearly stated objectives and criteria for success. The striker must score goals, the banker must make money, and the politician must win votes, voters (even if the politician has to solve problems or in other cases differently). Everything else is irrelevant and of no concern regarding the end result. No matter how the goal is achieved, the important thing is that the judge gives it. Orbán thinks about politics in the simplest way: he knows the rules, he finds the loopholes, he changes the frame if he can, and he conforms to it if he can’t. With every step he has just one aim: political success; all others like objectives, contents and options come second. Whatever he does, he concentrates on one thing only, he selects for one thing: is something yields votes, it is good; what harms is bad, and what makes no difference is not relevant (…).
The prime minister is not obsessed with power, he is not the devil incarnate, or knight redeeming his realm (or if he is any of these, this is not important for understanding him), but he is a simple politician who tries to win and retain his voters, people full with problems in a more conscious and persistent (often more successful) way then any other politician in the country.
Politics could be more beautiful, of course, one could fight for nobler and truer goals, but as long as the others do not know what Orbán knows, his position will remain unwavering. Orbán cannot be defeated on the pages of the weekly „Élet és irodalom” but only within the political terrain. In the very same place where only force counts against force (and force in politics means votes, mandates, positions, will and tenor – i.e. power). And today there is not anyone other than Orbán who could achieve all of this at the same time, or who would dare try.
Of course Orbán should know, and he most probably does know well: The fact that there isn’t anybody else now does not mean that there will not be somebody once (but he does not remain lazy on his laurels…). And his adversaries should see clearly that it is not true that there will be somnebody soon – especially not automatically and without any work done. http://torokgaborelemez.blog.hu/2011/09/04/392_megerteni_orbant_3