Recent Fox News reports affirm that former WWE stars are now preparing to run for various positions in government. Their campaigns are believed to mirror the “outsider” brand which President Trump donned in the 2016 election.
An Overview of Outsiders in Politics
The success of Trump’s unorthodox and non traditional 2016 Presidential campaign greatly altered previously solidified, political perceptions. Therefore, many Americans began to vocalize their exasperation with career politicians. Throughout then-candidate Trump’s campaign, he frequently criticized traditional contenders as “all talk, no action.”
Many supporters of the President have lauded his outspoken and controversial remarks, moreover stating that they prefer a leader who will get things done, as opposed to one who simply sounds good when giving speeches.
The trend of outsiders entering the political arena appears to spreading quite rapidly. Fairly recently, former WWE champion Daniel Rodimer announced his entry into the Nevada Senate race as a GOP candidate: