I've read some parenting advice that suggests you get kids to do what you want by making them choose between two of the exact same thing. For example, rather than telling your kid to put their pajamas on, you ask them if they want the red pair or the blue pair tonight.
I imagine that's what American politics is like.
If you want your analogy to be more representative of modern American politics, you would ask the kid if he wants his pajamas on forward, or backward.
My youngest one just keeps screaming, "RON PAUL!" I have no idea what to do with her.
I'm afraid she's already gone, there's nothing we can do...