Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Presidential hopefuls asked about their favorite reality shows

From CNN:

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The presidential campaign is its own reality series, with elimination rounds of sorts and a huge prize at the end. The contestants are too busy with their own "amazing race" to spend much time watching reality shows on TV.

Still, three tune in to "American Idol" and one is a season behind on "The Amazing Race."

The Associated Press is asking the candidates a series of questions about their personal tastes, habits and backgrounds.

Today's question and their answers:

What is your favorite reality TV program?

-Delaware Sen. Joe Biden: "Don't have one."
-New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton: "American Idol."
-Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd: "'American Idol,' which I say often reminds me of running for president sometimes."
-Former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards: College basketball.
-Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich: C-SPAN coverage of the U.S. House of Representatives. No time for other TV.
-Illinois Sen. Barack Obama: "Other than the U.S. Senate on C-SPAN? I don't watch them too often."
-New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson: "Fox News."

-Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback: "None this season; too busy. Last season it was 'The Amazing Race."'
-Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani: Baseball.
-Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee: "Nashville Star," USA Network's country music competition.
-California Rep. Duncan Hunter: Watches Versus, previously called the Outdoor Life Network.
-Arizona Sen. John McCain: Arizona Diamondbacks baseball.
-Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney: "American Idol."
-Colorado Rep. Tom Tancredo: "None."

I don't know what is more weird, the fact that the question was asked or that the future leader of our nation may watch "American Idol."