Shermichael Singleton

REPUBLICAN POLITICAL CONSULTANT

Shermichael Singleton, Republican Political Strategist and Political Commentator.

The rise of the political outsiders

It is generally assumed and speculated that politicians say one thing and often do another. This contradictory pattern has become synonymous with politicians, particularly when running for office. Usually, they make promises they do not keep and for the most part, voters have come to expect that. It's reminiscent of the phrase: "That's just what politicians do; they'll say anything to get elected."

But as the nation focuses on the 2016 election cycle, the political and economic establishments' choice of two dynastic candidates, Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush, continue not to sway a public that is not a part of its political coffers. The presumptiveness of their campaigns has led to declining numbers.

Clinton is the wife of one of the canniest politicians of our time. And Jeb is the political capricious son and brother of two former presidents. Both are establishment choices. Despite those facts, neither candidate is performing as well as many originally thought.

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