John Kasich says he’ll reunite Pink Floyd if elected president on February 2, 2016.
This was no momentary lapse of reason.
GOP also-ran John Kasich took a few minutes out of his struggling campaign to say that if elected president, he would try to “reunite” legendary psychedelic-rock band Pink Floyd for a concert.
The Ohio governor, who finished eighth in the Iowa caucuses and said he’ll quit the race if he bombs in New Hampshire next week, said his favorite concert of all time was a Floyd show during “The Wall” tour.
Pink Floyd, (L-R: Nick Mason, Dave Gilmour, Roger Waters and Rick Wright) circa 1973.
“And if I’m president, I am going to once and for all try to reunite Pink Floyd to come together and play a couple of songs,” he told CNN host Alisyn Camerota on Tuesday night. “And since we have so much trouble in America with our finances, I’m going to (ask the band to) start with a little song they created called ‘Money.’”
Camerota laughed, then quickly added a reference to Kasich’s flagging campaign, “Better than ‘Comfortably Numb.’”
(L to R) David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Nick Mason and Rick Wright from Pink Floyd.
Kasich smiled and added, “We may be comfortably numb after New Hampshire. We’ll see.”
Earlier, Kasich called Floyd co-founder Roger Waters a “remarkable artist” and said he didn’t have to think for a second when Camerota asked him to name his favorite concert.
“I saw ‘The Wall’ in Pittsburgh and it was absolutely incredible,” he said.
Waters left the band in 1985 after its heyday — featuring such albums as “Wish You Were Here,” “Dark Side of the Moon” and “The Wall” — had passed. He has performed with bandmate David Gilmour several times in recent years.
A Pink Floyd album cover with a big floating pig on it may provide some inspiration for Kasich’s dream. After all, many in the GOP believe ovines would have to fly before Kasich gets the nomination.