There is a saying, “You can lie, someone sometime, but you can’t lie to everybody all the time”.
The same is happening today in US politics. Inspite of the unique opportunity Obama had at the beginning of his presidency, (super majority in both houses) he failed to cope with any of the long term political issues, the EEF problems, environment, education and financial system. Today the two expected presidency forerunners evidently are rather anti-nominated than nominated. Very cleverly only 5% of US citizens trust the congress. It is not just a failure to find a proper candidate for US presidency, but the failure of the whole political system, just like the Chernobyl disaster was not only a local event but a whole system failure.