The problem is that both sides lie, and have enough money to make people believe them, and enough money to change electronic voting machines or buy miss-counts. They both have their version of "growth" as a mantra, which is impossible on a planet in overshoot. The mention of growth makes me sick.
Not all the Tea Party people are dummies, and Obama is lying (and outright breaking the law) much more than Romney. The Tea Party is an effort to get back to obeying the US Constitution, like Art 4 Sect 4 and Art 3 Sect 3. Stop the treason, and stop and reverse the invasion. (which the Dems support for more dumb votes)
The corruption is rampant in both parties. Manipulation of the Electoral College system gives inordinate power to areas of gross overpopulation, and a large area of one party in a state can be overwhelmed by the more populous non-environmental over-breeders' nests.
So my state has a governor very guilty of felony Federal law breaking, and the same with its two Senators. What used to be a conservation conservative state has turned mostly liberal from invaders and their encouragers, liberal California escapees who let their state go to invasion ruin. The dems as well as the repubs are given money by the frackers. The repub districts are outnumbered by the dems now, and the whole state goes to them, so our votes don't even count, it seems.
There are green republicans in the mold of Theodore Roosevelt, but most are greedy or dumb Reaganites. The dems are polluted by foreign special interests and dirty oil/coal/gas money. They like to spend way more than they take in. The policies that led to the present recession were from Clinton wanting to give easy loans to minorities and other unqualified loanees, who were taken in by corrupt balloon payment scam artists, and/or lost their jobs to illegals or other legal foreigners.
When the USA needs a guy like Theodore Roosevelt or even Dwight Eisenhower, we have the choice between cancerous(D) and non cancerous(R) growth mongers who seemingly don't care about the effects of overpopulation and not enough about depletion and pollution.
The road still leads to hell, but on one road, we get to keep our guns. Romney is a Lifetime NRA member and so am I. Romney has a B- from NumbersUSA while Obama has an F-, and I always go with the best grades.