The 2016 Election Just Got Weirder

John Kasich, who is under the increasingly bonkers delusion that he is a viable presidential candidate, is, get this, vetting fantasy vice-presidential candidates for his fantasy bid for the presidency:

Ohio Gov. John Kasich's campaign is starting to vet potential vice presidential running mates that it may use as part of its pitch at the Republican convention in Cleveland, he said in an interview Saturday.

"Well, we have some old hands now who are beginning to do that," Kasich said in an interview for Sunday's CBS "Face the Nation." "These things come quickly and you don't want to have yourself in a position where you've got to pick somebody out of a hat."

And asked whether that's something he will use in Cleveland to help get delegates to turn his way after the first ballot, Kasich replied: "Yeah, I think it's always possible."

"I had approved that we were going to start vetting. These are things you talk about as a group," he said. "I'll have my strong opinions of it at some point. But we're at the preliminary stage."