Barack the Vote

Those tuning in tonight to see Round 2 of the American Idol finalists will be delighted to find, not Ryan Seacrest, but their own Idol of the Moment, President Barack Obama.

While there’s certain to be some irate fans (I worked in two newsrooms and people will call to complain if Judge Judy gets interrupted!), it’s largely of their own doing.  According to the Pew Research Center, 66% of voters 18-29 voted for Obama in 2008, the same demographic that watches American Idol in large numbers.

Think they’ll keep the set on for The One’s Economic Address to Congress?

About the same chance as Norman Gentle has of being the next American Idol.

Published in: on February 24, 2009 at 3:49 pm  Leave a Comment  

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