This has to be a true politician’s nightmare. A little more than a month before the voters go to the polls, federal politicians must actually take actions, make decisions and produce something with the whole country watching and involved. Making promises on the campaign trail and shaking hands is one thing, but actually having to perform to retain one’s seat is unprecedented. In a sense it’s like the “combine” where college players try out for the NFL. You perform, you get drafted. You don’t; you go home.