An eccentric billionaire business mogul with an over-inflated ego and sense of entitlement, not to mention a penchant for being brash and boorish, running for the highest elected office? It’s almost too crazy to be believed. But if this election cycle has taught us anything, it’s that a glaring lack of qualifications and/or a categorical ignorance of the delicate nuances of foreign and domestic policy should by no means impede anyone’s path to the presidency as long as you believe really strongly in things and crank up the volume on those beliefs to stupefying decibels.
In an episode of “Meet the Press” that will air this Sunday, Mavs owner Mark Cuban was, for reasons that remain unclear, asked whether he’d consider being Hillary Clinton’s running mate this fall if the presumptive Democratic nominee came calling. Via ESPN.com:
“Absolutely,” Cuban responded while adding that he would seek to alter some of Clinton’s platform were he to become her running mate.
“If she’s willing to listen, if she’s willing to, you know, hear other sides of things, then I’m wide open to discussing it,” Cuban said.
According to Cuban, this isn’t even the first time this month that the powers that be have begged him to throw his hat in the ring. In a recent Washington Post interview, Cuban claimed that the republican leadership had reached out to him about being a potential foil to Donald Trump’s candidacy. HRC’s camp has been suspiciously mum about the possibility of a Clinton/Cuban dream ticket, so it looks like we’ll have to wait with bated breath to find out whether he’s made the short list.