Thurman's Soapbox) is all too true. There are a few real progressives in the Democratic Party and a few real conservatives in the Republican Party, but most of the politicians in both parties have been bought and paid for by Wall Street and the giant corporations. There are some differences on social issues, but when it comes to economic policy both parties would provide corporate interests with the keys to the kingdom.
This is why we need more than two political parties. And there are two other political parties out there that are on the verge of becoming viable -- the Libertarian Party and the Green Party. But to become viable electoral options, they need to get some media coverage. Without that, most people will never even know they exist. But sadly, just like with most politicians, the corporations have bought up most media outlets -- and those corporations are not going to allow their media to cover any political party they have not bought.
What's most disturbing of all is that most Americans have been deluded into believing they have a real democratic system, and a choice on economic issues. But as long as the powers-that-be, in collusion with the corporate-owned media, can limit the number of political parties allowed to compete in elections, that will never really be true.