posted on Feb, 9 2016 @ 12:48 AM
Here's the honest but boring reason. "Bringing the troops home" isn't a big enough priority for the majority of Americans. All powerful candidates
have access to different polls, focus groups, and the such. The point of these is to find out what citizens are concerned about and to see how
citizens will respond to different political policies. And unfortunately, bringing the troops home isn't a national priority right now.
This is one of the biggest reasons people should write their representatives and answer political surveys. They give you a chance to get your opinions
heard in an official capacity. In political science (in the US), you're even taught that the responses from citizens (like letters & emails) should be
taken very seriously. This is because of a theory that most people don't reach out to politicians about their complaints, so when someone does, other
citizens must surely be feeling the same way.
Or to put it another way, many politicians know they're out of touch with many different demographics. So getting to hear directly from constituents
serves as a great way for them to "reestablish" their ties to the communities they serve (or are pandering to). This is literally why special interest
groups and lobbying firms can have such a large influence on politicians; because they supposedly represent large numbers of concerned community
members from specific demographics.
TL;DR version: Not enough people seem to care about bringing the troops home. So if we can start some outrage, commotion, and other widespread talk
about it, politicians will eventually address the issue. Until then, don't get your hopes up.