Reap what ye have sown. After years, nay, decades of vilification of those who do not follow their mantra and its accompanying attacks at political groups in general have caused distrust and hatred at all politicians. Trump, Carson, Carly, and even Cruz (who is anti politician politician) are simply saying what Republicans have been saying these last few years to drum up support from the populous who feel disenfranchised and distrustful. So now the most politically active people feel any career politician cannot be trusted so latch on candidates who's promises follow Republican dreams but are practically impossible to achieve. SO, yes, many Republicans are living in a "Dream world", and Trump is the Dream personified.