Thank you for the well put together post.
First, and just a little snarky, you are asking me to like trump because I have to accept all politicians are slimy. I refuse to accept all public servants are slimy. The only ones who are slimy are the ones who are directly influenced by big money. Hence I think if we get big money out of politics, we will see much better public servants.
Next, I am in no position to dispute your data. It actually sounds really cool. I’ll also add that I couldn’t be you and do business with people who I despised. You didn’t use that word, but I did. For me personally, I would move on. Fortunately/Unfortunately it’s how I’m wired.
Finally, what if I told you, as a hypothetical that the extra money you are making is at the expense of the poor and disenfranchised? Would you still feel the same way?