Maybe we don't expect much of our leaders, because we expect that Washington is going to do what Washington is going to do, regardless of who is in office. Is this that true? Maybe, but not trying to exercise the power you do have certainly isn't going to help. For the pessimists out there, think along the "lesser of two evils" line.
Bolding is mine, should you notice it. I've been thinking a lot lately about the average voter and their proximity to the implications of this election.
Does the average voter know what the different choices actually mean? Does the political process provide voters enough information to make that decision?
What can we citizens do to empower each other, and help each person come to their best possible, most informed decision?