Tuesday, March 01, 2016

The Ringer

So here's my idea for a play.

The story is pretty much the Presidential campaign to date. Republicans are having a hernia because there is a candidate like Trump running, and it looks like he's going to win. And, indeed, he does win the nomination of the party.

What they don't know is that the crazy person running is a plant from the front runner for the Democratic party, who wants to create chaos in the GOP. Neither think the plant will win the nomination, but they do think enough chaos will take place to make the GOP look foolish and dissuade people from showing up to vote Republican. The idea is that the plant will say increasingly ridiculous things until he loses.

But when the plant wins the GOP nomination, the plans are thrown into chaos. Of course, the DNC candidate expects the plant to basically throw in the towel. And they agree that he will in fact drop out of the race right before the election, with enough time to make people not want to vote for him, but without enough time for the GOP to come up with another candidate.

However, as the campaign goes on, his poll numbers keep going up. And it suddenly occurs to him that he could, in fact, become President. And who wouldn't want to be President? So he runs all the way through to the end and wins.

Now, given that the DNC candidate is the kind of person to do the above scenario, what do you think (s)he would do?

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