OZY on CNN: Politics as Entertainment

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Why you should care

Because you thought politics was boring, and you were wrong.

Donald Trump may not be out to break every rule in the political handbook, but he’s managing it anyway. His latest victim is the old saw that all politicians are boring hacks. From his attacks on Jeb Bush as a “very low-energy person” to his grand entrance at the Iowa State Fair by helicopter, Trump is possibly the most entertaining candidate since Ross Perot. In an appearance on CNN yesterday, OZY Editor-in-Chief Carlos Watson suggested that the Donald is more actor than politician, mining a political vein exploited by the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jesse Ventura before him.



Square pegs. Round holes.