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SPONSORED POST: An English Pub Quiz For The Presidential Campaign That's Driving Us To Drink

In any other presidential election year, you really couldn't come up with a quiz quite like this, because this has been - sadly - the wackiest campaign for leader of the free world in recent memory. Maybe in history.

After all, one reason why Donald Trump may become the next president - maybe the chief reason - is that it took so long for so many to actually take him seriously and wrap their heads around the fact that he was, in fact, winning.

But Trump has had plenty of assistance from a Republican primary field that, in his own words, started with as many horses as a Kentucky Derby. Who can forget Jim Gilmore? Well, nearly everyone! Gilmore was once the governor of Virginia - and once in the 2016 field of GOP candidates! George Pataki? He was in!

A former commissioner of the IRS, Mark Everson, even ran, to little notice.

(Wikipedia lists 22 others who were speculated upon but declined to run.)

On the Democratic side, Bernie Sanders' surprising success and unique personality got Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm creator Larry David off the couch and onto Saturday Night Live with a spot-on impersonation, providing perhaps the best comedy of the season.

The fine folks at the Financial Times were thusly inspired to create this pub quiz for you and your friends. You've probably already forgotten much more than you currently know about this dreadful moment in history. Good luck!


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Posted on May 19, 2016


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