This has caused over the past couple of decades a malaise to descend over those of us that do participate in the system. The few, the crazed, those of us that view politics as the only true sport. We work the polls we knock on doors we may even hold minor office in local government. We are the grunts.
Then there are the party Elites, the insiders that actually run for High office. Those inbred few that seem to be shoved down our throats as "THE Choice". Once in office they usually have to die to get them out, and this has even gone awry these days. If someone dies in office their wife or husband now slips in perpetuating this inbred line of miscreants that have no clue how to actually accomplish anything other than keep the money flowing to promote their own re-election. Only Those shepherded to this group are allowed to participate, and that is also guaranteed by the even smaller turnouts at off year elections.
Add to that the politicalization of the school system over the last 40yrs so that history is never taught, and if it is they look at the American past as a cesspool of slaveholders demanding their freedom. Not an accurate look at what this nation has accomplished, who accomplished it, and the ideals that drove them.
That is why we have as our choice, a lunatic who has been on a 20 year vendetta of attacking the constitutions first amendment representing one side, and an out and out Marxist running on the other. Now as far as I am concerned neither of these men are of a caliber to hold office as a dog catcher yet this is what the disgrace of the inbred two party system has lead us to as our choices. Do we elect the loon or the commie? That is this years election question.