As a celebrity, he had a history of saying improper things, and he was in trouble following a leaked tape of himself at his most offensive. As a candidate, he never seemed to stick to a script, and he’d often contradict himself. And yet professionally unserious Kinky Friedman was running a serious campaign for Governor of Texas, and I was going to have to play him in debate prep with potentially millions of dollars and votes on the line. I was scared.
That Donald Trump is reportedly uninterested in participating in this kind of debate prep is not a good sign for a future president, but is also entirely understandable. Debate prep is a lot of fucking work.