- The hit show "Hamilton" highlights the importance of standing up for your beliefs in politics, but too few of today's politicians do, says Bradley Tusk
- In the musical, the lead character explains his decision to back a longtime rival: "Jefferson has beliefs. Burr has none."
Bradley Tusk is CEO of his own firm, Tusk Ventures, which consults with companies that work with government. He was campaign manager for Michael Bloomberg's successful re-election bid as New York City mayor in 2009 and served as deputy governor of Illinois from 2003 to 2006. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)In the fifth grade, back in 1983, I read a book about politics called "Advise and Consent." It was a novel by Allen Drury about a Senate confirmation process of a nominee for secretary of state. It was gripping and wonderful, and I was hooked on politics from that day forward.