The Anti Political Establishment “Rebellion” In Full Swing In Summer Of 2015

The summer of 2015 has witnessed a clear cut “rebellion” against the the political establishment in both political parties.

The Republican Party is observing the rise of Donald Trump, who, although he is part of the “one percent” as a billionaire, is perceived as “anti Establishment”.

No matter how Donald Trump acts, and no matter what he says, he is still the clear leader in public opinion polls, reinforced after the controversial Fox News Channel Republican Presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio, on Thursday, August 6.

Not only is Trump still with a wide lead, but now, at least in the NBC News poll that has emerged on Monday morning, Texas Senator Ted Cruz has ended up second; former pediatric surgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson is third; former Hewlett Packard businesswoman Carly Fiorina is fourth; and Florida Senator Marco Rubio is fifth.

So this means that three of the top four in the poll are “non politicians”, and Cruz at number two is in the Senate for only three years; and Rubio at number five is in the Senate for only five years, meaning even they are not seen by many as part of the “political establishment”, since they are both in their first term in national politics.

Also of interest is that we witness an African American, two Cuban Americans, and a woman in the top five of the Republican Presidential poll.

At the same time, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has attracted the largest crowds of any candidate on either side of the Presidential race; has had crowds such as 15,000 in Seattle, 20,000 plus in Portland, and impressive crowds in Texas, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Colorado, and Maine; and is now only a few points behind Hillary Clinton in polls in New Hampshire, and definitely gaining poll points everywhere at the expense of Hillary. This is so despite the fact he is identified as a Socialist, and only has connected to the Democratic Party in the House and Senate for committee appointments, but is certainly to the left of just about all Democrats in Congress. So he is, in many ways, anti “political establishment” in his platform and rhetoric.

The question is whether this “rebellion” in both political parties will lead to real transformational change, or whether in the end, Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton will triumph as the nominees of their parties, and possibly lead to many people staying home and not voting in protest, or rallying to a Donald Trump third party candidacy!

7 comments on “The Anti Political Establishment “Rebellion” In Full Swing In Summer Of 2015

  1. Ronald August 12, 2015 6:23 pm

    Southern Liberal, this man, Larry Lessig, is principled, but has zero chance to be the Democratic Presidential nominee.

    However, it may make for another participant in upcoming debates.

  2. Princess Leia August 13, 2015 12:44 pm

    I think that Larry Lessig’s issue is important but I’m not going to waste my vote on someone who will quit after solving one issue.

  3. Ronald August 13, 2015 1:42 pm

    I agree, Princess Leia.

    If I did NOT agree, then I would announce myself for the Presidency! LOL

    Imagine the audience I would get for my new book! LOL hahaha

  4. Rustbelt Democrat August 13, 2015 6:48 pm

    ABC News reported tonight that Al Gore may be considering a run.

  5. Ronald August 13, 2015 6:53 pm

    I have written about this awhile back, and it is clear that the situation is fluid in both parties right now.

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