Its not a typo or age.
Take a close look at how the last two presidents governed .Bill Clinton actually embraced traditional republican views ; free trade,NAFTA,welfare reform,balanced budget.He abandoned health care reform when he saw the voters didn't want it.
Bush governed more along traditional democratic lines,huge tax and spend [without the taxes],huge deficits,big tax cuts for the middle and lower class, big social programs and a new, massive, unfunded ,very costly add on to medicare. He even installed a tariff on some imported steel as a payback to West Virginia but it cost jobs here and later rescinded it.
I just voted and I voted for the candidate not the party. For our congressman and senator I went to their web sites and read their positions on the issues giving higher preference to the ones with the least amount of political experience. Result one R vote , one D vote. So if you insist on voting strictly by party, you may get the opposite of what you were expecting.