With Donald Trump on one side and a field huge enough for a seventies ensemble comedy on the other – Michael Bloomberg is the record 29th entrant in the Democratic primary – the 2020 election is already, by far, the weirdest presidential campaign we’ve seen.

Because it’s taking place in an era when everyone has a cell phone and every fart, stammer, cough, and exploding eyeball is recorded by someone, it’s an especially perilous time for candidates. The enormous field on the Democratic side has put pressure on entrants to go to extreme lengths to get attention, which has added an additional layer of camp and crazy to an already strained process.

On this week’s episode of “Useful Idiots,” Katie Halper and I are

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