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Presidential Candidate John Kasich Pledges to Reunite Pink Floyd If Elected

by Alexandria Wojcik   Feb 3, 2016 08:59 AM EST

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After placing 8th in the Iowa caucus with only 1.9% of the vote, Republican presidential candidate John Kasich made one of the biggest pledges of his campaign: if elected, the Ohio Governor will reunite Pink Floyd.

In an interview with the presidential hopeful, CNN's Alisyn Camerota wrapped things up with a question about the best concert he's ever experienced. "Pink Floyd's The Wall," Kasich replied. "Roger Waters is a remarkable artist. I saw The Wall in Pittsburgh; it was absolutely incredible. I don't even have to think twice, it was the best," Stereogum reports.

The candidate continued: "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 songs. And since we have so much trouble in America with our finances, I'm going to start with a little song they created called 'Money.'"

The interview concluded with some punny banter. Camerota agreed that "Money" might be a "better," more on-topic choice than "Comfortably Numb," to which the candidate responded: "We may be comfortably numb when we're done with New Hampshire," Raw Story reports.

The interview aired on Tuesday's edition of CNN's New Day, but you can watch it below.


As Consequence of Sound points out, Roger Waters is a self-proclaimed Republican, so he has that in common with Kasich. However, the Ohio governor is pro-Israel whereas Waters is pro-Palestine, so their common ground is limited.

Furthermore, Kasich seems to have forgotten that Roger Waters left Pink Floyd in 1985. Although he reunited with David Gilmour and Nick Mason for a show in 2011, he hasn't been on any of the band's tours or records since he split.

Besides, the presidential hopeful wouldn't be able to deliver because a Pink Floyd reunion wouldn't be complete without guitarist Syd Barrett and keyboardist Rick Wright, who died in 2006 and 2008 respectively.

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