From the White House to the Big Brother House
March 23, 2004 8:54 PM   Subscribe

Political Survivor? The Candidate's Apprentice? Who Wants to Be a President? Yep, it's a new "Reality" show: American Candidate (from the people who brought you "The Reagans" when CBS wouldn't).
It's a golden opportunity for anyone who missed the deadline to get on the New Hampshire Primary ballot... I think every politically-minded MeFite should apply to be a contestant/candidate. (And meet the candidates who've made the first cut so far.) I'm gonna do it, and I intend to elevate the level of rhetoric by calling my opponents dandiprat dogberries, slubberdegallions, doddypolls, fop doodles and flibbertigibbets.
posted by wendell (7 comments total)
being a doddypoll and a fop doodle I'll admit to, but slubberdegallion?!? Sir, you go too far!

It's weird that the eligibility requirements don't call for 35 and up only.
posted by amberglow at 9:09 PM on March 23, 2004

i warn you, some of those may be chodemarks. which i shall defend vigorishly and with great foon.
posted by quonsar at 9:15 PM on March 23, 2004

They really need to come out with that wacky over-the-top reality TV show for people in desperate need of organ transplants: Who Needs That Liver? Will the contestants die or get voted off the ward first? Tune in to find out!
posted by xmutex at 9:33 PM on March 23, 2004

An update of an older thread. Either they moved it to showtime or Drudge got it wrong. Take your pick.

Good update though, I'm surprised they're going through with it.
posted by graventy at 9:36 PM on March 23, 2004

The producer of the show was on a radio show last weekend, and he admitted that the show's application originally required contestants to be the legal age to be President (35), but they got more apps early on from people UNDER 35, and so they waived that (as well as the Schwarzeneger Clause for "native born" Americans)...

It's television.
posted by wendell at 9:37 PM on March 23, 2004

It's not that farfetched, Nixon got into politics through an ad in the paper taken out by local republicans, IIRC.
posted by jonmc at 6:27 AM on March 24, 2004

Who wants to be a politician?

I'd rather play Who wants to be Martha Stewart?
posted by troutfishing at 6:53 AM on March 25, 2004

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