Saturday, September 19, 2015


Why are Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump getting so much attention from voters during the current election cycle?

Much of it stems from their status as "outsiders" in Washington, D.C.

Sanders, of course, is a longtime U.S. Senator. But even though he caucuses and votes with the Democrats, he is a Socialist ...a party of one. He's an outsider on the inside.

Trump is an outsider on the outside. A businessman, perhaps even an entertainer ...but not a politician. Nominally a Republican, Trump is really running against both of our traditional political parties.

Their popularity speaks to the voters' dissatisfaction with "business as usual" in Washington. We're fed up with a president who legislates by executive order, with Chicago-style strong-arm politics, with a Congress that refuses to challenge the president ...and the list goes on.

The question is, how much longer will our infatuation with outsider candidates go on? Or will we at some point embrace the comfortable and familiar instead of electing a leader who is willing and able to challenge the establishment.