Jeb Bush was interviewed yesterday and actually might just have learned something from the experience of being beaten by a Tang-Haired Angry Clown.
NICOLLE WALLACE: Did we — I mean, it can’t all be on Trump. Our voters wanted something else. Did we stop talking to them? Did we stop understanding them?
JEB BUSH: They’re– the difference is– no, I don’t think so. I think the difference is people don’t believe anything anybody says anymore.
Well, yeah, because politicians have been promising to secure the border for 30 years, and done nothing. Because politicians claim trade deals are always good for America, yet ever since NAFTA and normalization of trade with China, middle class incomes have either stagnated or declined. Because politicians promise to do to the will of the people, but instead enact the will of the cronies and interest groups.
The voters have internalized that politicians are lying to them. They’re willing to take a chance that an outsider — even a shifty con-man — might not be lying to them. At least, not about everything.