My mom and dad, working in a military base town talked how dear friends were being called up for the 3rd time. That they knew people that came close deployment after deployment to losing life and limb.
Finally, they were tired of it. They thought that maybe an oppositional government wasn't a bad thing.
I don't think they voted for anything other than straight ticket Republican. But if they were even thinking about it showed a sea change to me.
People are tired. They want relief and the election was one to attempt to get it.