One of the things that impressed me about the German people in Metaxes' book about Dietrich Bonhoeffer is that many of them treated Hitler as a messiah figure. There were a lot of problems in Germany as Hitler rose to power, and many looked to him to solve them all. As Hitler began to do things that never would have been acceptable a few years earlier, many people looked the other way because they didn't want to oppose their Leader who would lead them to success and prosperity.
I know people who are disappointed and in some cases disgusted by the choices they have in the Presidential election. Neither candidate is someone that I can really look up to, but after reading about Hitler, I decided I am ok with that. Politics is a dirty game, and it is very rare to find saints in government. I wish that were not the case, but for the Christian, it should not be too surprising.
The Christian already has a Messiah, Jesus, and it is in him that we place our ultimate hope. However, as citizens in a democratic republic, we have a responsibility to participate in the democratic process. Our goal should be to vote the best that we can according to the principles that we believe are right. We will seldom have a choice that exactly matches what we believe is right, so we have to pick the closest one. Then after the election, we must support whoever is in power with our prayers.