Recently former President Bill Clinton was on The Late Show with Steven Colbert. President Clinton had a theory about why Donald Trump has been so popular in the polls. Or at least for the time being. Clip.
I think the former President has a point about being a master brander. Trump is good about saying what the people want to hear or what he thinks they want to hear. Which is good/bad for the people. He may very well be good at president. It is tough to say. He does not have a track record to base his politics on. Which, I think is working to his advantage.
I think the other perk of having somebody like Trump and I will even go as far to mention Sanders is that they are both not career politicians. In a way it is refreshing to see someone that does not spend their whole life/career in politics. Granite they both have some catching up to do but that can be done. It seems that Trump/Sanders are doing well is because they seem to be tired of the same old thing and same old people in office.
The only thing that may derail their campaign is a unplanned answered on issues or not sticking with a previous stance.