I voted in 13 Presidential elections. Time after time, I enjoyed great speeches by seemingly powerful candidates who promised to solve existing problems foreign and domestic.
Great change did occur in the last 50 years but more because of technology and war than politics. I was an embryo at the end of WW2 and a senior citizen now that Iraq is in progress. I witnessed the Computer revolution and Home Depot type big box stores.
I will see great change during my remaining years but doubt politics will generate these improvements.