When you get a new job, you do not go in trying to take over and change the entire place. When a politician gets a job, they are expected to do just that. I just do not think it is as easy to make those big changes as you would think. In order to get the sweeping sort of change that many claim to be for, the entire economy would be shaken to the core.
First of all, you have government employees. How many of the government employees can tell you any drastic changes that have been made in their departments due to a change in the leader of the state or country? I would not expect this to be as many as we would hope. It would simply be too difficult. The employees that are there would be too set in their ways to change that drastically every four years. These workers are the ones that do the actual work of the government.
In order to create change on all levels, then everyone would have to be fired and new people hired. How else could you make sure that you were not just talking and nobody was listening? Take a look at where you work. Does your boss really control as much as they think they do? Have you ever listened to what they say about change and then continued to do things the way you are comfortable doing them?
Now, I'm not saying that continuing to do things the way you are comfortable with is wrong. It is human nature. But for change to take place, it is going to have to be done on a basis of one habit at a time, one worker at a time. Well, technically more than one worker can be changed at once but you have to think about it on an individual level, not an entire group level.
Change that happens fast is not likely to hold up as well as change that happens over an extended period of time. Instead of expecting one candidate to come in and make sweeping changes, we should instead expect ourselves to make the difference. Instead of going along with the same old routine, we need to challenge the routine with new and better habits from time to time.
Just like that latest fad diet may work for some but rarely works for all, but a balanced diet with plenty of exercise generally works for most, a sudden drastic change will not fare as well as consistant change in smaller doses. We must change the habits and create new habits. Whether it is how we work, how we play, how we clean, or even how we eat, drastic is not the answer. How could we expect drastic to be the answer in politics? How can we expect a drastic change to be accepted by all those workers that are not only there for the duration of one presidency? So before you expect any one person to bring about sweeping changes, take a look at their total goal. Is it a trickle down effect? Will the trickle ever reach the employee that has been there almost long enough to retire? Then ask yourself would I be open to these types of changes at my job?