And yes you are right about the money, many corporations, Wall Street Firms, Lobbyist etc donate to both parties. Oh they usually give the incumbents more money than the challengers, but that is because the incumbent usually wins. As for registration, in Georgia one just registers to vote, there is no party affiliation. I like that. Registration via party down here is for use in primary elections in those states that have closed primaries.
Change, back in the 90's I worked hard for change. I worked for Ross Perot. It was quite a battle. Ross told me something that guides me now, he said: Take a couple of steps backwards and put cotton or ear plugs in your ears to drown out the rhetoric. Just watch how the two parties govern and you will see they basically govern the same. It is only the rhetoric that is polar opposites.
He was right.