Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Obama Continues Quest To Be American Idol

This isn't a race for the presidency. This is a race to become the next American Idol. The Obama campaign recently announced his acceptance speech would be delivered in a stadium holding 70,000 to give a rock concert feel to the moment. Last night, the entire Obama family appeared on the celebrity TV tabloid show, Access Hollywood, where you could watch Michelle Obama tell us how romantic Barack could be and how his daughters think living in the White House would be really cool. "Mommy, when are we getting ice cream," daughter Sasha said on cue. "He likes like minty gum; he doesn't like bubble gum," Sasha said. Bill Clinton was right. This is all just one big fairy tale and we're all just along for the ride. The United States is looking more and more like the fall of the Roman Empire with each passing day.

12 comments:

artfuggins said...

I wish the McCain dysfunctional family could be on televison more...That alone would increase Obama's lead by several points. I can't believe that anyone would object to the wife and two young children being interviewed. I think that they looked any of our families......they seemed so normal.

Vox Populi said...

I think the actual number is closer to 75,000, but your point isn't lost. This move will help him win Colorado.

Contrast that with McCain's speech, which will be in front a few thousand people.

Speaking of McCain, did you know he had a cameo in "Wedding Crashers"? Not sure how that's much different than ET, but oh well.

Advance Indiana said...

I guess you two don't object to the tabloids coverage of Barack's alleged sex and drug romp with Larry Sinclair and the questions surrounding the death of Donald Young? It's nice that they could fit this interview in between stories about the dysfunctional lives of Britney Spears and Christie Brinkley.

Lance Rasmussen said...

Obama's already backpedaled on this one. He was on MSNBC this morning and says it was a bad idea and he wouldn't do it again. Change!

tarrandwoolley said...

If Obama is trying to be an "American Idol", then I suppose we can say that McCain is trying to be the less popular "Last Comic Standing":

Earlier in the campaign, Republican presidential contender John McCain drew lots of critical attention for jokingly singing "bomb bomb bomb ... bomb bomb Iran" (to the tune of Barbara Ann) during a townhall meeting.

Yesterday, he made another joke about Iran that's getting attention.

Asked about a report that the biggest U.S. export to Iran is cigarettes, McCain said, "that's a way of killing them." He quickly added "I meant that as a joke." The Associated Press says the candidate's wife Cindy poked him in the back as he made the wisecrack.

Reported everywhere, but I will credit this quote to the bloggers of USA Today.

dokkaq said...

Isn't that the show hosted by Billy Bush, nephew of George H.W. Bush?

Advance Indiana said...

From the Sun-Times:

The Obama’s did not anticipate the massive news interest in the “Access Hollywood” interview they did with their adorable and charming daughters, Malia, 10 and Sasha, 7, regret they put them in the spotlight and won’t do it again, presumptive Democratic nominee Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said Wednesday morning.

Obama made the rounds of three morning news shows and was asked in each about the speaking debut of his daughters. The Obamas up until July 4 minimized their daughters public exposure. They have been seen often, but never heard from.

Jon E. Easter said...

Obama wants the public to be able to see his speech...instead of party insiders. He wants the people to be a part of the historic moment. Why tear him down for that?

You seem to be about the only one interested in the Larry Sinclair story now, AI.

Did you really want Leslie Stahl to tear into Obama's daughters with hardball questions? I thought it was a perfect venue to introduce a different audience to a very loving American family. Those little girls are poised, and you can tell that they have good parents.

Advance Indiana said...

Apparently you don't read the headlines on the tabloids as you walk through the grocery store check out lanes, Jon.

artfuggins said...

You are correct. I have never relied on those scandal rags to receive my news. I dont believe in aliens kidnapping people, three headed babies and this Larry Sinclair either. Advance Indiana seems to be the only one clinging to this story.

iPOPA said...

AI, when you say Jon doesn't read tabloid headlines, is that meant as a compliment of his intelligence or an insult?!?

www.ipopa.blogspot.com

Advance Indiana said...

Think what you want of those tabloids, IPOPA, but the gossip items picked up first by them with regards to influential politicians tend to find their way into the MSM eventually. Think Donna Rice, Jennifer Flowers, Paula Jones, Juanita Broderick and Kathleen Willey, just to name a few.