“To be honest, I think a majority of Americans today hate both big parties. » This abrupt judgment on the state of the relationship that the inhabitants of the largest Western democracy have with politics comes from an avowed “progressive”. In Charlottesville, where we met him on the occasion of a report on the November 8 midterm elections, Brennan Gilmore, director of the organization Clean Virginia, frequents both activist circles and the world rural, where he worked and which he knows very well. His assessment does not have the “scientific” value of polls conducted across the country, however many observers of American political life similarly recount this interminable disenchantment and the frustration of millions of Republicans, like millions of Democrats, not recognizing themselves, or no longer, in many of the choices of their respective formations.