Survivor: Pennsylvania Avenue

Yesterday, John McCain's campaign broached the idea of a series of joint town hall meetings with Barack Obama. That's so 20th century. The Obama campaign ...
by | June 5, 2008
 

Yesterday, John McCain's campaign broached the idea of a series of joint town hall meetings with Barack Obama. That's so 20th century.

The Obama campaign responded that he preferred Lincoln-Douglas debates. So 19th century.

What would be equally edifying, but reflect the milieu of the current millennium? A reality show, of course.

McCain, Obama, Bob Barr, Ralph Nader, Alan Keyes and Cynthia McKinney could all live in a house together. Heck, let's throw in Mike Bloomberg and Ron Paul, just for kicks.

The show would have everything -- baby-kissing competitions, 3 A.M. wake-up calls and meetings with foreign leaders (with or without preconditions). Each week, someone would get voted out of the house, although I'm not entirely sure whether that would be a punishment or a reward.

There'd be drama. There'd be suspense. There'd be romance.

Well, maybe not romance.

Josh Goodman
Josh Goodman  |  Former Staff Writer
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