More people are more comfortable or resigned to being lied to. I don't know a lot of people willing to look at and acknowledge the real problems and solutions needed to correct govt and economic problems, much less "take the responsibility" to initiate and manage such reforms. So given the two choice, of admitting the system is messed up and agreeing to take responsibility for corrections DIRECTLY vs. letting politicians tell you they can fix things through govt and keep footing the bill to taxpayers to pay in later generations Most people I know either accept the latter, willingly or unwillingly, and don't really know how or have faith that there are ways the people can take on the changes needed to do otherwise. So people are either resigned or feel stuck. Regardless what they think about Clinton. the path of least resistance is to go along with the media image that Clinton can say all the right things that people want to hear while govt remains a mess. so at least that is a steady image to prop up. while nothing changes, and we're still facing the same messes, or more to come, to fix on our own. We'll be lucky if we can organize and use the parties to help support promote solutions to these problems that govt is not going to fix for us. The people within the parties who can orchestrate corrections are the leaders who will rise to the top. And the real diplomats and peacemakers who can work and unite diverse people and groups will be the successful leaders, not the divisive politicians.