It's amazing how manicheist and dichotomous the American society is.
I don't know if people actually gave thought to the fact that the only two political parties available are RED and BLUE, while the RED party is headed towards warfare and the BLUE one is sponsoring peace. The Blue guy is going to help Africa, stop the war, in other words: do everything the world is expecting of the USA, especially after so much war. The Red guy is way too old, endorses the war and has a vice that is the laughing stock of the moment.
So, do you want the puppet on the left, or the puppet on the right? The peace guy or the war guy?
They don't really give that many options, do they?
It seems to work in cycles, if you know what I mean. After a few years of "peace" with the Blue guy, the public opinion will be ready for some more Red action.
Just two sides of the same old coin... "Democracy"