Let me put forth a modest proposal
Do away with primaries or make them an unbinding “beauty contest”. Each party can select convention delegates as they see fit, and the convention selects the nominee.
Upside: No two year election campaigns, no media circus debates and such, flexibility in the final choice about three months out.
Not “democratic” enough for “we the people”?
Get involved at the local level.
I am VERY dismayed at how electoral politics has become like the NFL