Whomever you end up with I hope it's someone you want/deserve....rather than someone that you are simply 'stuck' with...
Due to the system, which like a building that was beautiful for it's time when it was first built but is now choked with weeds and is an eyesore by comparison to the latest architectural possibilities, "stuck with" is the likely result of any US Presidential election.
I better not bitch without offering solutions, but they've been offered before. Nevertheless....
First and foremost. Congress has a far greater responsibility for what happens in the US than the President does. And lobbying is also a huge problem where special interests with large sums of cash become major shareholders in the people who make laws. That all spells to me - term limits for Congressional members. If anyone wanted some real change and didn't just want to quack all day about it, that's where real change would start - in my opinion.
Second. And this one, I admit I have a hard time seeing how to implement, but we need a better way to pick our candidates. Right now the only person in history that's ever come close to making a run for Pres that was independent was Ross Perot. How did he do it? Well, he was a billionaire, of course. Being nominated for President is now directly tied into how much cash you can leverage to sell yourself for all the months you have to sell yourself. Lots of those guys that drop out of the race are forced out because they aren't receiving enough funds to get their message out, so they cut their losses instead of racking up huge debt. And the ones that get the money...you think they borrowed it? Well yeah...borrowed it with promises to pay it back in support of this legislation or that legislation. In other words, they have to sell their office to lobbyists to get support before they're even elected. How to fix? Well the first step is admitting that it's a huge problem. Solution #1 above would fix some of it because lobbyists would know they'd only own their "boy/girl" for a finite period of time and if that "boy/girl" sold out, they would most certainly get turned over in a subsequent campaign.
Third. Manage the damn media. All media needs to be held accountable for the slanted BS they sling. And they aren't doing it to be righteous...they're doing it to sell commercials, keep viewers tuned in, and to stir up hate and discontent. If everyone in America stayed positive and got along with each other, what the hell would there be to report other than weather? There are lots of lemmings in the world, and they are keeping the media business afloat. Surf these forums for plenty of examples. People opening their mouths to let garbage spew out that they didn't think of themselves...they got it from somewhere. Trace where they got it from, and at the root, you'll find the media.
That's all for now...I must adjourn to work.
P.S. To all: The sky is not falling.