First reaction is APOLOGIST MODE. "He's a good man swimming in a shark tank. He had to become a shark to survive.." Then my conscience bothers me because I'm feeding kids bullshit & half truths.
Second reaction is ANGER, "He's f*king up the country..!" Daddy you cursed..
Third reaction is PRAGMATIC, "..he's carrying out a corporate agenda, same as W Bush, same as Clinton.. The policies remain the same no matter who we elect because the electoral process is corrupt. That's why the Occupy Wall Street movement wants to get money out of politics.."
That's the best answer I have for my youths. I'd be interested to hear what you tell your young people. Please post in comments.