An overly simple explanation of a Political Agenda would be to call it a business plan for government. A typical business plan is 5 years and a typical term in office is 4 years, so in that respect they are somewhat similar. An elected statesman would be required to allocate resources to departments and coordinate projects. Those things are usually detailed in business plans as budgets and executive summaries as well. Then there is the mission statement. A mission statement is a short statement about why an organisation exists, identify what the overall goal of its operations is and how we can profit. A business plan is the minimum expectation of any bank before lending out money to any venture; yet politicians can run the country with just a smile and a handshake.