It’s my bias. The US has a class system and it’s usually difficult for someone in one of the lower classes to feel too much sympathy for someone in the higher classes.
We don’t talk about the US class system much as we’re not supposed to have one. But we do.
If I was in the same class as Ted Cruz I could agree with you. But I’m probably in the same class as the woman who posted this, so I will sympathaze with her more.