“And he likes being famous, which got him into reality TV. He knows show business.

That put him in position to understand that the presidential election campaign is really just a badly acted, billion-dollar TV show whose production costs ludicrously include the political disenfranchisement of its audience. Trump is making a mockery of the show, and the Wolf Blitzers and Anderson Coopers of the world seem appalled. How dare he demean the presidency with his antics?

But they’ve all got it backward. The presidency is serious. The presidential electoral process, however, is a sick joke, in which everyone loses except the people behind the rope line. And every time some pundit or party spokesman tries to deny it, Trump picks up another vote.”

As I keep on saying – it’s #MyFavoriteSoapOpera , and Trump knows the show business like no one else in the race. So can we please stop pretending that he won’t get the nomination?

(Also, the article gets bonus points for using the term “backpfeifengesicht” while describing Cruz.)

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/how-america-made-donald-trump-unstoppable-20160224?page=5

32 thoughts on ““And he likes being famous, which got him into reality TV. He knows show business.

  1. I want to believe that we’re just seeing the consequences of the hyper-coverage presidential elections get now, and that when it comes times for the actual election, Trump will fade away, just like Ross Perot.

    But I’m not counting on it.

  2. Tim Jensen totally agreed, but the way I see it, turning this election cycle into entertainment is the last nail in the coffin that the hard nationalist right has been building for years. I mean, when was the last time you heard a conservative talking about government in any way other than to delegitimize it? Then they get elected and prove the point.

    And now here we are, decades into the project. I think they’ve succeeded marvelously: big activated sections of the population are now full blown nihilist, so why the hell not elect the guy who puts on the best show?

    It was lead in the water last time. It’s probably BPA in the water this time. And that’s as far as my conspiracy/historical parallel mind will carry me today.

  3. not elect the guy who puts on the best show? It was lead in the water last time. It’s probably BPA in the water this time. And that’s as far as my conspiracy/historical parallel mind will carry me today.]]>