Luck = Lack
When I worked in politics, the industry was full of people who go promoted up the ranks because they consistently worked on winning campaigns.
Was that a reflection of that person's skill? Good question.
You see, thanks to gerrymandering at the federal and state levels, most political districts are heavily Republican or heavily Democrat. A Republican operative can move up the ranks with a winning record if he or she sticks to safe R districts. Same for a Democratic operative.
In short, a winning record in the political industry can tell you a lot about place and time, but not necessarily about talent, skill, and creativity.
Or can it?