Obama & American Idol

Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by saabman, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. saabman

    saabman New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2006
    Messages:
    271
    Likes Received:
    6
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Connecticut
    I heard on the news yesterday that when the producers of "American Idol - AI Gives Back" which aired last night approached Obama to record a message - he said he would - but only if he got to see Hillary's message first before he recorded his. They called his bluff & said, "No way". He decided to record one anyway.

    What a pathetic loser he is:biggrin1:.
     
  2. D_Cyprius Slapwilly

    D_Cyprius Slapwilly New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2008
    Messages:
    321
    Likes Received:
    0
  3. D_Landrocke DeLonguepiece III

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2007
    Messages:
    623
    Likes Received:
    2
    I agree, but unfortunately, he has everyone snowballed. Get ready for higher taxes America, and look out socialism.....here we come!!
     
  4. ZOS23xy

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2007
    Messages:
    5,073
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    directly above the center of the earth
    I don't understand the logic the OP is trying to present, nor the successive remarks.
     
  5. Gillette

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2006
    Messages:
    8,309
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    14
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Nova Scotia
    Who's to say that Hillary didn't request the same thing. If the leak for this information is a supporter of hers they would have kept that tidbit to themselves.

    As far as "losership" goes this is pathetic proof of anything.
     
  6. Ms.Teacher

    Ms.Teacher New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2008
    Messages:
    448
    Likes Received:
    3
    Gender:
    Female

    That's politics.

    I watched that show last night and didn't see either one of them. I must have left the room or something.
     
  7. Industrialsize

    Staff Member Moderator Gold Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2006
    Messages:
    24,309
    Albums:
    2
    Likes Received:
    2,176
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    United States
    all 3 candidates taped messages and all 3 candidates messages were cut last night........they will all appear on tonight's results show
     
  8. vince

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    May 13, 2007
    Messages:
    14,785
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    540
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Asia
    What is this with American Presidential candidates appearing on prime time variety shows? Will they stoop to anything? IMO they should have a little dignity. American Idol?
     
  9. B_VinylBoy

    B_VinylBoy New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2007
    Messages:
    10,516
    Likes Received:
    7
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Boston, MA / New York, NY
    They've been doing it since Laugh-In in the 60s. Nothing new here. It's an attempt to make a candidate look a little human or down to earth. I just wish our three candidates chose better shows.

    Hmmmm... when does the second season of "The Moment Of Truth" begin? :biggrin1:
     
  10. littledickboy111

    Joined:
    May 2, 2006
    Messages:
    521
    Albums:
    2
    Likes Received:
    13
    Gender:
    Male
    It's time for change!

    Next season only African Americans will be allowed on American Idol!

    Because right now, according to Rev. Wright, it's not American Idol, it's RICH WHITE AMERICAN IDOL!
     
  11. Ms.Teacher

    Ms.Teacher New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2008
    Messages:
    448
    Likes Received:
    3
    Gender:
    Female
    LOL It is kind of funny, but American Idol draws 20-30 million viewers every time it's on. I wonder how many are of voting age?
     
  12. D_Cyprius Slapwilly

    D_Cyprius Slapwilly New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2008
    Messages:
    321
    Likes Received:
    0
    Like it has already been mentioned, all 3 candidates made a tape for the show.

    It's really easy to complain about the leaders in this country, but if you keep voting for them do you really expect anything to change?
     
  13. hotbtminla

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2007
    Messages:
    1,226
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    12
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    In re: requesting to see (or get a transcript) of what your counterpart , whether it is a politician, corporate executive, etc., has submitted for something like this is standard PR practice. Sometimes the requests are honored, sometimes they are not, but requesting them is hardly unusual or indicative of anything. In fact it would be unusual not to ask for it. From what I understand from colleagues who work on the show McCain and Clinton initially had the same stipulation, and none of the "balked." There's smoke but no fire here, OP.

    In re: "stooping low" - if one of the 3 Presidential candidates made an appearance on "Your Momma Don't Dance" I would concur. However, appearing on a prime time variety show that consistently gets the highest ratings on American TV after the Super Bowl and the Oscar telecast is smart. Especially when it's an episode dedicated to a global relief charity and populated with guest appearances by a whos-who of international entertainment superstars. It's about face-time with the largest audience on TV, including a substantially higher share of the 18-49 demo versus any show that competes against it. Clinton, Obama and McCain would have been foolish to decline the invitation.
     
  14. JustAsking

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2004
    Messages:
    3,249
    Likes Received:
    3
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Ohio
    The OP is presenting no logic. He wants us to believe that the son of a Kenyan sheep herder who managed to become the first black editor of the Harvard Law review, passed up opportunity for huge bucks in the legal profession in order to work for social justice in inner city Chicago, then became a Senator for Illinois, was picked to give the opening speech at the last Democratic convention, wrote two amazingly eloquent books about his own life and his reasons for hope in America, and was drafted and dragged into a bid for the Presidency prematurely, but managed to stay on top of the fight, and has managed to run one of the most professional Presidential campaigns ever seen by the latest experts, is somehow a loser.

    The second guy wants you to think that it is better to for the country to amass record national debt, finance it by borrowing massively from China, for as long as possible, send any cash we have to Saudi Arabia (the home of most of the 9/11 hijacker) for oil for our big SUVs, all of which is stressing our economy to the breaking point, deregulate almost everything in sight so banks will lend money foolishly and toys will be full of lead, and every company can have a chance to become an Enron, rather than try to rebalance the budget like Bill Clinton and have a booming economy at the same time, collect some taxes to invest in our creaking infrastructure and prop up a few schools. But no, this last bit is too communistic for him.
     
  15. Shelby

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    May 17, 2004
    Messages:
    2,159
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    in the internet
    QFT!

    except for maybe the Clinton part.:biggrin1:

    JA, it's not often you and I agree on political issues but your first paragraph above is a beauty and a wonder!
     
  16. HazelGod

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2006
    Messages:
    7,531
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    9
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    The Other Side of the Pillow
    I'm speechless. My hat's off to you, sir.
     
Draft saved Draft deleted