Politics is one way to get things done in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, but it's not the only way. Abe Lincoln's story here is partly about getting political power in order to change the world for the better, regardless of whether or not that change is politically expedient. But then, politics doesn't entirely work here, either. The North and the South don't find a political solution to slavery, and resort to war to solve this problem. But whether politics is successful (Abe gets elected president) or unsuccessful (the South secedes), Abe's life is, at the end of the day, a political one. For better or for worse.