December 6, 2016 4:13 pm -

Just choose someone already.

…by establishing a “top four” pool of candidates, then putting them through assorted “challenges” (like a dinner with rumored candidate Mitt Romney) — is even more like a reality show, if a frustratingly opaque one, which the American people don’t get to see the ins and outs of…


Newt Gingrich even drew a direct comparison in a quote given to the New York Times: “In a lot of ways, what you’re seeing is the continuation of techniques and lessons he learned from doing what was, at one time, the No. 1 TV show.”

(Sidebar: Though Trump often claims The Apprentice was “TV’s number one show,” it never actually was among all viewers, except for a handful of episodes at a time. The highest it rose in the season-ending Nielsen ratings was 7th.)



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.