Does the average John Q. Public want to strip the power from this monstrous, corrupt government, or are they ok with the political elite living a life a crime, never having to pay the price?
It is obvious that John Q. Public is perfectly accepting of the Washington elite being the Washington elite.
They love to talk about how terrible it is, but at the same time will happily run off to the polls and vote the same people into office that will allow those living as they always do.
Just so long as it does not affect them directly.
And when someone like POTUS comes around.... a once in a lifetime opportunity... John QA Public panics because of the "unknown".... and how it just might alter their lives.