That Ben Carson, he’s so hot right now. Like, melting steel in his own hands hot.
When asked for comment, his handler was all like, “Nah, bruh.”
Ben Carson was all like, “Psh, I got this.”
I was chuckling at the reporter for being so dense.
All joking aside, TMZ has been interesting to watch this cycle. Mickey Rourke, DL Hughley, and Byron Allen have all made political news talking to TMZ cameras, and Marco Rubio seems just as comfortable talking to their cameras as he is talking policy with an actual “journalist.” This is the new media. Cameras are everywhere. You can’t have advisers “prep” you as they used to, because you’ve got to be ready at all times.
The good news about that? Well, maybe we’ll get candidates who are more genuine and able to communicate authentically with their constituency instead of career-politicians reading from a list of talking points. Maybe we’ll get more Ben Carsons and fewer Hillary Clintons, to put it simply.
In the case of TMZ, they break through a lot more to a mainstream audience than cable news or any political blog. So Ben coming across as approachable here is a good thing.
How’d you think he handled it? Sound off below.