It's the most dramatic... election? yet. The common refrain Chris Harrison uses to describe an episode of The Bachelor actually seems particularly apt when you apply it to the bizarre 2016 presidential race that has seen a roller coaster of ups and downs (and more downs, and a few more downs). With former reality TV star Donald Trump as the presumptive Republican nominee, all eyes are on who he'll choose to be his running mate, and can't you just imagine him asking if they'll accept this rose?
Trump is, after all, quite accustomed to appearing on our screens. He hosted The Apprentice for 14 seasons — boasting that he gave it all up to run for president, no less — and I don't think anyone would be surprised if he made his vice presidential selection into a reality show. I can see it now: The Vice President. It'd last for just one season before the American public finally realized how weird it is that a nearly 70-year-old man is handing out roses to other grown-ass adults to claim the second-highest office in the nation. The public would think that was weird, right? Right?
There are several possible vice presidential contestants Trump could choose from, like Susana Martinez, Jeff Sessions, Ben Carson, Joni Ernst, Newt Gingrich, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, and Sarah Palin. Here's what that ridiculousness of a TV show would look like:
Brutal, huh? Trump has made the presidential election into a bizarre made-for-television drama already, and this wouldn't really be too much further than what we're already experiencing. Although Trump has yet to select a vice presidential running mate, he's bounced a few ideas around — including his daughter Ivanka Trump, which he swears was totally a joke, but is it?
I have no idea what kind of process Trump is going through in order to decide who will be by his side for the months leading up to November, but I think it's pretty safe to assume it's as dramatic as a season of The Bachelor. People (like Gov. Rick Scott, who wants to focus on his current job) are already bowing out of consideration (like Lace, who left to work on herself). Trump has nixed someone right off the bat — Gov. Nikki Haley, like Laura, the sole redhead of the crowd — and he's also not entirely sure whether he likes or doesn't like Marco Rubio, kinda like how Ben told JoJo he loved her and then said, but I love someone else, too, all the way down to LOL JK.
The worst part about a Trump Bachelor season would by far be having to listen to his voice for a full hour every week, but we're already facing a lot worse than that right now. I hate to break it to you guys, but the Republican presidential race has been a reality show for the past year, and when Trump selects a vice president, it's still not going to get any better. It's time to wake up and smell the roses.
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