Cody87 wrote:Aristotleded24 wrote:
Each of those candidates have at least one thing in common in message or rhetoric with Trump, unlike the others.
Yang: Proposing a solution for those being left behind in a technology economy
Usual disclaimer that Trump is only pretending about those things, yada yada, I get it
Quite a reasonable analysis. One could simplify it even more by saying that these Dems share with Trump that they are perceived as outsiders in some way, rather than standard politicians.
I think that is a fair point. We are in part defining populism. Populism does not have to be a lie even if it is often these days. It also may be less of a lie with some while still being not entirely genuine. Hard to tell sometimes when it is a centre or left politician although really easy to see when they come from the right. Much of the appeal of Sanders is that people believe he is sincere about it. I suspect he proabably is. I am not sure about the others but maybe some are.