I think you're very right, this election holds no hope. I think a number of Patriots have been saying this, for a lot of reasons.
I personally think the presidential election is almost irrelevant. Change is going to have to seep up from the bottom, it is absolutely impossible for it to come from the top. Suppose a president got elected and started making all the dramatic changes we want...what would happen?
Say this new president wants to stop all immigration and deport illegals. The first thing that would happen is that everyone including his own party would turn against him and he would have no support. He would also have no public support. He would probably be embroiled in lawsuits if not criminal investigations.
And then suppose he actually DID manage to hack through all that. Say he puts up a border guard, restricts immigration, and deports millions of Mexicans. What would happen on Wall St? Big companies depend on cheap labour. Profits would crash. The CIA is literally directed by Wall St bankers and lawyers.
So how long would this new president live?
That's why we have to gradually rebuild our whole system. It took generations for the water to reach the boiling point; it could easily take just as long for it to cool off.