I have a different view. With the technology today there is no excuse for the politicians to be out of touch with their constituents.
When the country was founded news traveled by word of mouth then came newspapers, the telegraph, trains, etc. How is it the politicians could keep the pulse of the people without having instantaneous feedback? They were part time and they served but a short period of time. They were not professional politicians. That is what we need. We need the representatives to be at home more listening to and walking about with the people they represent to know what is happening.