The pundits, including Michael Moore, are wrong. Presidents are tools of the system, not malevolent leaders. The Presidency is a facade behind which the real power resides. Forget elections! Except for minor differences, changing the President is an irrelevance. The American Dream is merely one delusion that reinforces this charade.
American politics today is unchanged from a hundred years ago. Ask the people of the Philippines. At the turn of the 20th Century, they lost tens of thousands, in a futile war of liberation against American colonialism.
They once deceived us with communism. Now terrorism is the new communism, cynically nurtured and exploited on America's crusade for the world's oil and natural resources; Manifest Destiny II. Then there is Globalization; a range of policies specifically designed to fail those in need, in order to create The New Jerusalem.
It's the system, stupid! Not the man in the White House!