We’ve had crazy elections over the last 35 years as I’ve been watching in Washington, but we’ve never had anything as crazy as this. This is a reality show that has taken over American politics. The language that is being used, I don’t even know how to explain it. It’s so strange that if you made it a TV show 10 years ago, nobody would have thought it was serious or credible. I’ve seen hanging chads, wave elections [one party dominating an election], the first black president, the political fallout after 9-11; but I’ve never seen anything like this.
You actually used to have to be popular to be nominated. The Democrats have an avowed socialist in the race. You have an entertainer who will be the Republican nominee and you had an ideologue, Ted Cruz, who was Trump’s alternative. The GOP establishment had no serious alternative at the end of the race. It’s just totally different than anything we’ve ever seen.
I can only assume in 2020 or 2024, the Democrats will be nominating Kanye West and the Republicans will be nominating Curt Schilling.