It’s come to this: Desperate Obama to do GOTV interview with … Ryan Seacrest

posted at 5:25 pm on November 1, 2010 by Allahpundit

Look, just look, at what this guy’s been reduced to. Two years ago, he was accepting the Democratic nomination in front of a mock Parthenon; now, to try to recapture the young voters he’s lost, he’s forced to make chitchat with the host of our generation’s Gong Show. What’s next? A tango with Michelle on tonight’s Dancing With the Stars followed by a pitch to go vote?

I’m almost sad. Almost.

The administration’s last-minute push to turn out the vote is spurring some unconventional media outreach efforts. But none of them have been quite as unlikely as that announced on Monday — President Obama will be doing an interview with Ryan Seacrest.

The “American Idol” co-host will be talking to Obama on Election Day for a segment on his radio show, ‘On Air with Ryan Seacrest.’…

What, exactly, the point is of doing an interview that will air predominantly in a state that seems to be the one Democratic holdout — and that caters to an audience of not particularly politically-active listeners — is unclear. But the gist seems to be that, in the 11th hour, no stone should be left unturned. Seacrests interview, a source notes, will be broadcast on other stations in addition across the country.

The point, of course, is that The One has long since given up on “acceptable losses” tomorrow and is now hell-bent on stopping the map from turning completely red. In any other year, it’d make no sense to stump for votes in California or hit the trail for a Democratic nominee in Delaware. But this ain’t any other year, so now he’ll do anything but anything to get young voters’ attention. I’m half-surprised he didn’t turn up in last night’s “Walking Dead” premiere — which was sensational, by the way — doing a little zombie cameo. Imagine him looking up at the camera during that scene where they’re all eating the horse and saying, “Gooooooo voooooote.” Chills.

Exit question: For the sake of the dignity of the office, is there anything we can offer him to get him to not do this? What if we offered to give back two or three Democratic House seats won by the GOP tomorrow if he’ll call it off? If you believe the polls, we’ll have plenty to spare.


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I’m almost sad. Almost.

I actually am sad.

Obama isn’t just damaging himself. He isn’t just embarrassing and belittling himself. He’s doing it to the Presidency itself, to the whole country in a way.

Remember how an Obama presidency meant other countries would start to take us seriously again?

What a joke.

Say what you will about George W. Bush, but the thing NOBODY called America from 2001-2008 was weak. Or pathetic. Or effeminate.

The first challenge to face our (please God) new President in 2012 will be returning stature and glory to the office of the Presidency … and to the image of the United States.

That’s actually the President’s real job: to serve as a leader and figurehead. To project an image and aura of power and freedom. All the policy stuff is really Congress’ job. He’s supposed to be an executive. THE executive.

To call Obama a colossal failure at all of that – at the real part of the job – is an insult to colossal failures.

I am sad. The President of the United States looks pathetically weak, desperate, tepid, impotent. That should never, ever happen.

Ever.

Dude.

Professor Blather on November 1, 2010 at 6:07 PM

What a joke. He is truly a pathetic disgrace.

WisCon on November 1, 2010 at 6:08 PM

James on November 1, 2010 at 6:07 PM

Or rather, the ‘dead people voting’ image.

James on November 1, 2010 at 6:09 PM

Imagine him looking up at the camera during that scene where they’re all eating the horse and saying, “Gooooooo voooooote.” Chills.

Hahaha. It was a good show, by the way.

My question is this…why isn’t anyone in his administration trying to stop him from these “appearances” of his? Are they all clueless? Yes, I suppose they are. Can you imagine Bush/Chaney stooping to even an appearance on The View?

scalleywag on November 1, 2010 at 6:12 PM

All right, Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my close-up.

Sad.

juanito on November 1, 2010 at 6:13 PM

He’s going with Seacrest because the interview with John Stewart was too embarrassing for Bammie. Will he meet his intellectual match this time?

Who’s next, Carrot-Top? Gwen Ifill?

slickwillie2001 on November 1, 2010 at 6:17 PM

My question is this…why isn’t anyone in his administration trying to stop him from these “appearances” of his? Are they all clueless? Yes, I suppose they are. Can you imagine Bush/Chaney stooping to even an appearance on The View?

scalleywag on November 1, 2010 at 6:12 PM

Yes. Yes, I believe they all are actually clueless.

j_galt on November 1, 2010 at 6:20 PM

when I went to the huff post page I thought someone screwed up and sent me to The Onion. What a joke…Obama, that is.

conservativescientist on November 1, 2010 at 6:21 PM

I got a robo call this morning from Dear Leader, advising me to vote for Tom Perriello.

I couldn’t stop laughing thinking about the President of the United States reduced to begging citizens via a recorded message to get a freshman congressman reelected.

ButterflyDragon on November 1, 2010 at 6:24 PM

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!WANTED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Looking for,

the LEADER OF THE FREE WORLD…………….

the President of the United States of America……..

If you have seen the where abouts of Barak Obama,
aka…Barry Soetoro…aka…Hopey/Changey….aka..
The One……

Please contact the State Department,CIA..FBI..HLS..
the DNC…Union Purple Thugs…..and call Michelle
Omama Obama…….

Last seen dressed in Mom Jeans…a putting iron in his
left hand….and a slurpee……(snark).

canopfor on November 1, 2010 at 6:26 PM

Think what he’ll be appearing on by this time in 2012?

Ned and Nancy’s Nutty Network in Pigeon Falls, Ky?

PappyD61 on November 1, 2010 at 6:30 PM

Justin Bieber must have been too busy tonight to do the interview.

Edouard on November 1, 2010 at 6:31 PM

Oh my…Mr. President is taking a beating over this in…the Huffpo comments .

scalleywag on November 1, 2010 at 6:33 PM

Pitiful. They got nuthin.

And what do we have? Yeah Baby! Be the Wave!

2ipa on November 1, 2010 at 6:35 PM

My question is this…why isn’t anyone in his administration trying to stop him from these “appearances” of his? Are they all clueless? Yes, I suppose they are. Can you imagine Bush/Chaney stooping to even an appearance on The View?

scalleywag on November 1, 2010 at 6:12 PM

Stop him? These people are encouraging him if anything.

They are his codependents. He does not surround himself with people that are going to question him. You think as thin skinned as he is that he would have anyone in his inner circle that would dare challenge him in any way whatsoever?

No way!!

ButterflyDragon on November 1, 2010 at 6:37 PM

Game over, man. GAME OVER!

ROFL

Lone Star on November 1, 2010 at 6:41 PM

Seacrest question of the DOTUS:
“What is the first thing you think of when you hear the word TEANAMI?”

Obama: “What is this TeaNazi thing you speak of Ryan?”

PappyD61 on November 1, 2010 at 6:41 PM

Some people take serious zombie movies way too unseriously. You might as well let Rosie O’Donnel do a zombie cameo as Obama. Wait, actually she did have a role in the redux of the Dawn of the Dead, where the guys on the mall roof were holding up a whiteboard telling the guy at the gun store which zombie to head-shoot, along with Burt Reynolds. Now that was a good zombie movie, as was The Walking Dead last night. Good stuff.

Immolate on November 1, 2010 at 6:46 PM

My question is this…why isn’t anyone in his administration trying to stop him from these “appearances” of his? Are they all clueless? Yes, I suppose they are. Can you imagine Bush/Chaney stooping to even an appearance on The View?

scalleywag on November 1, 2010 at 6:12 PM

Rahm would have never allowed this. /s

But seriously, churn in the White House staff may have left his handler team broken. The ‘punish your enemies’ line last week was disastrous.

slickwillie2001 on November 1, 2010 at 6:54 PM

Dead man talking.

katy the mean old lady on November 1, 2010 at 6:59 PM

I’m half-surprised he didn’t turn up in last night’s “Walking Dead” premiere — which was sensational, by the way — doing a little zombie cameo. Imagine him looking up at the camera during that scene where they’re all eating the horse and saying, “Gooooooo voooooote.” Chills.

I felt bad for the horse…but anyway, that show is AWESOME!

Rightwingguy on November 1, 2010 at 6:59 PM

And so, Obama’s political powers end where it all began.

How fitting that the man who campaigned and won election running as though he was a contestant on American Idol, would give Idol host Seacrest an interview on the same day he becomes politically impotent.

OxyCon on November 1, 2010 at 7:01 PM

No deals for Mr. “We Won”…Scr3w Him!

And why would you want to miss this potential train-wreck anyway? A stiff socialist/elitist trying to be cool with Captain Pop-culture? I’m hoping for another “pun intended” moment.

Now shut-up and pass the popcorn (where’s the remote?).

Tim_CA on November 1, 2010 at 7:05 PM

So the other night Greta aired a Jay Leno “interview” with O. It was obviously not “real” and Leno editted it for laughs. As I was watching it though, I thought, “How can a viewer tell when it’s satire when the potus actually does go on these types of shows?” An that was before this news came out. Oy vey.

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on November 1, 2010 at 7:34 PM

“Who’s next, Carrot-Top? Gwen Ifill?

slickwillie2001 on November 1, 2010 at 6:17 PM”

LOL!

KS Rex on November 1, 2010 at 8:02 PM

But, will Seacrest call him “dude”?

Seriously, what’s next? A guest-spot next to Leif Garret and Danny Bonaduce on “Smoking Gun Presents: World’s Worst Has-Been Politicians”?

Bruce MacMahon on November 1, 2010 at 8:04 PM

What, exactly, the point is of doing an interview … is unclear.

Unfortunately, the point is simply further diminishment of the office of the President. One more cut for Teh Won’s Death By A Thousand Cuts of America

RightThinker on November 1, 2010 at 8:05 PM

It’s because it is CA that he’s doing it here. It’s a cheap CYA action to try to hold the good will of at least one state for his party.

He couldn’t care less about his party, but he doesn’t want all those congress critters he is putting out of work to diss for the next two years.

PattyJ on November 1, 2010 at 8:12 PM

Dipsh*t!

ultracon on November 1, 2010 at 8:31 PM

Wait, I thought Obama was too elitist…

Now that’s he’s speaking to the most popular radio/tv host in the country, he’s belittling the presidency. Make up your mind, guys.

Oh, and Allah, Seacrest is the Casey Kasem of his generation, not the Chuck Barris.

Tom_Shipley on November 1, 2010 at 9:07 PM

Remember when people called Obama to the “American Idol” Presidential candidate a couple of years ago? That was pretty ridiculous, huh?

BlueCollarAstronaut on November 1, 2010 at 9:10 PM

Wait, I thought Obama was too elitist…

Now that’s he’s speaking to the most popular radio/tv host in the country, he’s belittling the presidency. Make up your mind, guys

Those two concepts are not mutually exclusive.

NoFanofLibs on November 1, 2010 at 9:10 PM

I don’t see the problem, Tom. Following the reasoning of your conundrum, which alternative are you suggesting, that he is elitist or that he’s belittling the Presidency?

BlueCollarAstronaut on November 1, 2010 at 9:13 PM

Jerry Springer.
Maybe COPS.

justltl on November 1, 2010 at 9:14 PM

Wow, Ryan is a busy buddy…I am shocked he had time for putz. Kids will think it’s kewl, but being the way they are, they don’t know jack squat-and that’s what he’s banking on.

*twirling hair here, chewing on Halloween’s leftover candy*

ProudPalinFan on November 1, 2010 at 11:05 PM

this celebrity crap really cheapens the POTUS position.

Seacrest: “After a nationwide vote from more than 100 million people, you are Gone!” *cue Daughtry – I’m comin home*

maineconservative on November 1, 2010 at 11:08 PM

Maybe he can get a stint on Dirty Jobs.He and Mike Rowe can go clean some out houses or shovel fish guts AF1 or something.

sandee on November 1, 2010 at 5:34 PM

FIFY

ProudPalinFan on November 1, 2010 at 11:08 PM

That man has no class.

Common Sense on November 2, 2010 at 12:27 AM

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