I think I can speak for many others when I say that there exists a real disconnect between campaign speeches and the real world.
In particular, I'm thinking of the issue of jobs, being without one at present.
We are told by our politicians that XXX number of jobs have been created, that the economy is on the rebound. Yet when I look in the paper or beat the streets in search of work, I find a few minimum wage jobs in the service industry that don't begin to meet my needs.
What they don't tell you is, yes, there are jobs out there. In order to live on the earnings from one of these "available" jobs, you will need to move to the poorest part of town, sell your car and be willing to eat left-over pizza you bring home from work at night for the rest of your life.