The political class victory also can be seen in the careers of the four candidates. Three of the four -- Obama, Biden and Ryan -- have spent their entire careers in and around politics. The fourth, Romney, has private sector experience, but he's also been in politics for a long time. It's hard to envision any of the four shaking up the club in Washington.
And that's the rub. Voters don't want to pick a new president for the club; they want someone who will shut down the club. Sixty-nine percent of voters believe the federal government has become a special interest group that looks out primarily for itself. They want a president who will focus on making the government work for America rather than forcing America to work for the government.