Will one of the former GOP hopefuls just go on “Dancing with the Stars” already?

posted at 4:15 pm on February 15, 2012 by Tina Korbe

First it was Herman Cain who turned down the most irresistible show on TV.

“He can’t dance in an eight-count. He can only dance in a nine-count,” Reichert said, referring to Cain’s famous 9-9-9 plan.

Now it’s Michele Bachmann.

“In full disclosure, I did win a polka dancing competition when I was in the tenth grade at my alma mater, Anoka High School in Anoka, Minn.,” Bachmann said in the statement. “But, despite my tenth grade polka success and my lifelong love of ballroom dancing, the recent rumors are false. I will not be joining ‘Dancing with the Stars.’ ”

Will one of the former GOP hopefuls just go on “Dancing with the Stars” already? Perhaps Rick Perry is available; those Texans can two-step! Ooh — or maybe ABC should think about poaching Ron Paul from the presidential race. His fans would flood the phones!

The Season 13 finale of “Dancing with the Stars” drew the top entertainment audience for any net on any night since last May; nearly 20 million viewers tuned in. It’s terrific publicity — even though the numbers have started to suggest NBC’s new show “The Voice” will give it a run for its money. Like so many network television shows, its “stars” often skew left — but its audience skews right. DWTS fans would love a former GOP hopeful — and would call in to the show in large numbers to propel him or her to the top. Just think how they rallied to the defense of Bristol Palin just because her mom ran for office!

Plus, a selfish confession: The presence of a former GOP candidate on the show would give me an excuse to watch it regularly, which I haven’t done in a few years. I’d like that. C’mon, former candidates: Show us what you got!

Incidentally, I wasn’t the only person to issue this plea: Over at Entertainment Weekly, Jeff Labrecque is urging ABC to draft Tim Pawlenty. The difference? I’m not joking; I really wanna see a GOPer on Season 14.

Exit question: Who do you most want to see on “Dancing with the Stars”? Megyn Kelly, maybe? Marco Rubio?


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Maybe Mitt Romney will so he can come up short there, too.

teke184 on February 15, 2012 at 4:16 PM

The last GOP person to go on Dancing With the Stars ended up serving a Prison term.

portlandon on February 15, 2012 at 4:17 PM

Fred!

Rebar on February 15, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Chris Christie

Mark1971 on February 15, 2012 at 4:18 PM

I’ve always felt that going onto shows like this, and talk shows like Letterman and his ilk, is simply pandering to the cattle.

Which, of course, is why Obamuh is all over the television.

It’s the cattle who got him elected.

Unfortunately, pandering to the cattle won’t get a Conservative elected … even if one was running.

OhEssYouCowboys on February 15, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Ron Paul.

JPeterman on February 15, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Megyn Kelly in those dance outfits? Yes, please.

Darksean on February 15, 2012 at 4:20 PM

I nominate Mitch McConnell, Spencer Bachus, and Dede Scozzafava.

steebo77 on February 15, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Never watched it but Fred Upton’s niece Kate might pique my interest.

DanMan on February 15, 2012 at 4:22 PM

Exit question: Who do you most want to see on “Dancing with the Stars”? Megyn Kelly, maybe? Marco Rubio?

Allahpundit.

the_nile on February 15, 2012 at 4:24 PM

Tom Delay ruined it for everyone. Talk about the ‘wrong stuff.’

HopeHeFails on February 15, 2012 at 4:24 PM

Jon Huntsman….oh wait, they want a GOPer.

ToddPA on February 15, 2012 at 4:24 PM

John Edwards.

forest on February 15, 2012 at 4:25 PM

Will one of the former GOP hopefuls just go on “Dancing with the Stars” already? Perhaps Rick Perry is available; those Texans can two-step!

I can’t (and yes, shame on me). Really disappointed that Mr. Cain said no. He’d be a durned sight better than Two Left Feet Tucker was.
:)

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on February 15, 2012 at 4:26 PM

Chris Christie

Mark1971 on February 15, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Partnered with Huntsman or Paul?… with either of the later 2, taking the lead!

KOOLAID2 on February 15, 2012 at 4:26 PM

OT:

When does Hot Air the app comes out?

Oil Can on February 15, 2012 at 4:28 PM

John Edwards.

forest on February 15, 2012 at 4:25 PM

Earrings and a dress? He might need them later…for prison?

KOOLAID2 on February 15, 2012 at 4:29 PM

Tina Korbe and Kirstin Powers.

Separately, ….or together.

tomg51 on February 15, 2012 at 4:29 PM

Let some democrat go on so we can all laugh.

darwin on February 15, 2012 at 4:31 PM

I’ll do it if I can dance naked.

Akzed on February 15, 2012 at 4:31 PM

Perry has a bad back so if he did it he’d be all hopped up on painkillers. Romney might be able to do it he ever managed to get that stick removed from his butt. What I’m really hoping for is Obama having enough free time next year to do it.

multiuseless on February 15, 2012 at 4:32 PM

Plus, a selfish confession: The presence of a former GOP candidate on the show would give me an excuse to watch it regularly, which I haven’t done in a few years. I’d like that. C’mon, former candidates: Show us what you got!
==================================

Interesting……

Grand

Old

Prancing!

(Yes,I am kidding).

canopfor on February 15, 2012 at 4:33 PM

I saw RuPauls Drag Race Monday and I’m pretty sure Alan Grayson is now Madame LaQueer.
(It’s actually a funny show and sweet in a way)

Marcus on February 15, 2012 at 4:33 PM

Chris Christie

Mark1971 on February 15, 2012 at 4:18 PM

followed by a Weight Watchers spokesperson stint.

portlandon on February 15, 2012 at 4:33 PM

Trump could buy Dancing with the Stars and kill it off so that it would never be seen on TV again!

multiuseless on February 15, 2012 at 4:34 PM

Liberal Candidates!!

Pelosium and Feinstein

WassermanShultz and Maddow!!!!!!!!!!
(sarc)

canopfor on February 15, 2012 at 4:35 PM

The Hot for Words girl Marina Orlova.

ornery_independent on February 15, 2012 at 4:37 PM

Allison Camerotta..she’s HAWT.

ToddPA on February 15, 2012 at 4:38 PM

I saw RuPauls Drag Race Monday and I’m pretty sure Alan Grayson is now Madame LaQueer.
(It’s actually a funny show and sweet in a way)

Marcus on February 15, 2012 at 4:33 PM

Marcus:The only Drag Racing I`m, watch`n,is a John force 300 plus
Mph down the 1320!!(sarc)

canopfor on February 15, 2012 at 4:38 PM

Wrong side I know, but Pelosi & Reid.

lea on February 15, 2012 at 4:41 PM

Dana Perino.

Chuckles3 on February 15, 2012 at 4:42 PM

Not until after the election. Sorry Tina!

22044 on February 15, 2012 at 4:46 PM

HumpBot has some smooth moves.

HumpBot Salvation on February 15, 2012 at 4:52 PM

I want to see the Boss Emeritus or MKH on DWTS!

mike_NC9 on February 15, 2012 at 4:53 PM

AP newsflash: Romney agrees to go on Dancing with the stars and his Super Pac pledges to spend fifty million dollars running ads on how lousy the other dancers are, how they voted to increase the debt ceiling and how they are part of the Washington Establishment.

Smedley on February 15, 2012 at 4:55 PM

This is definitely a “Bread and Circuses” post.

I mean there’s humor and being light about some things, but at a time in our country when Obama & the Dems are working on destroying it, I have no desire to have any Rs in politics paint themselves as frivolous.

INC on February 15, 2012 at 4:55 PM

Chris Christie

Mark1971 on February 15, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Nah, he can go on The Biggest Loser. He could be the biggest loser going in and the biggest weight-loser coming out.

NoNails on February 15, 2012 at 4:55 PM

Exit question: Who do you most want to see on “Dancing with the Stars”? Megyn Kelly, maybe? Marco Rubio?

Answer: NO ONE!!! I refuse to watch this pap.

DWTS = Dolts Watching Total Stupidity

Bitter Clinger on February 15, 2012 at 4:56 PM

Who do you most want to see on “Dancing with the Stars”? Megyn Kelly, maybe? Marco Rubio?

Megaton McCain paired with Keith Ellison

burrata on February 15, 2012 at 4:58 PM

I’d like to see the wives of the presidential contenders: Mrs. Perry, Mrs. Romney, Mrs. Gingrich and Mrs. Santorum. That would actually be fun and bring a little levity to an otherwise depressing race.

Galadriel on February 15, 2012 at 4:59 PM

Jon Huntsman….oh wait, they want a GOPer.

ToddPA on February 15, 2012 at 4:24 PM

How about a Huntsman daughter? Must see TV.

davek70 on February 15, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Who do you most want to see on “Dancing with the Stars”? Megyn Kelly, maybe? Marco Rubio?

Barney Frank paired with Chaz Bono

burrata on February 15, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Exit question: Who do you most want to see on “Dancing with the Stars”? Megyn Kelly, maybe? Marco Rubio?

Answer: NO ONE!!! I refuse to watch this pap.

DWTS = Dolts Watching Total Stupidity

Bitter Clinger on February 15, 2012 at 4:56 PM

Winner!

22044 on February 15, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Newt Gingrich as Dancing Bear

SMACKRUNNER on February 15, 2012 at 5:07 PM

Nah, he can go on The Biggest Loser. He could be the biggest loser going in and the biggest weight-loser coming out.

NoNails on February 15, 2012 at 4:55 PM

Having seen a few of the biggest loser weigh-ins, my guess is that Chris Christie weighs 420.

KMav on February 15, 2012 at 5:07 PM

Newt -just to watch him debate the judges.

And to fundamentally change DWTS because no one has yet understood or implemented DWTC the way it was designed to be rolled out. Might also see bold new dance moves.

sarc/

LetsBfrank on February 15, 2012 at 5:08 PM

For this, I could vote for Ron Paul.

Ronnie on February 15, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Megyn Kelly in those dance outfits? Yes, please.

Darksean on February 15, 2012 at 4:20 PM

^my sentiments exactly

Drunk Report on February 15, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Martha McCullum. Shannon Bream. Jaimie Colby.
And last, but not least Tina Korbe.

Mirimichi on February 15, 2012 at 5:15 PM

We jest…. Yet the people lapping up this mind eroding entertainment drivel are the ones that will probably decide who the next president is going to be. Unless these viewers are politically tune in- they will go to the polls in November and decide on the candidate who for them….. god only knows.
.
The joke is on the country.

FlaMurph on February 15, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Barney Frank paired with Chaz Bono

burrata on February 15, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Pleeeeease make that stop!!!!!!!

antipc on February 15, 2012 at 5:18 PM

Who do you most want to see on “Dancing with the Stars”? Megyn Kelly, maybe? Marco Rubio?

Mary Katharine Ham partnered with Juan Williams… just to see MK make Juan wear a dress.

LoganSix on February 15, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Any of these four young ladies will do very nicely…

… thank you very much!

:)

(wolf whistle)

Seven Percent Solution on February 15, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Allahpundit.

the_nile on February 15, 2012 at 4:24 PM

Never happen, he has four left feet (see his twitter pic)

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on February 15, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Republicans and Conservatives have to understand that when they appear on any network show, especially NBC and the weekend and morning shows, they are stepping into hostile, enemy territory.

The whole objective for these networks in inviting Conservatives is to cause as much political and personal damage to the Conservative as they possibly can.

Meanwhile, the Obama’s have completely lowered the dignity of being President and First Lady by appearing on any and all popular TV shows for promotional purposes, because they know that the same media which engages in anti-Conservative activism will give them the great promotional use of their shows for electoral campaign purposes.

OxyCon on February 15, 2012 at 5:27 PM

What we need is someone who is young, attractive, female, preferably blonde, and at least somewhat interested.

Sounds like a job for Tina Korbe.

tom on February 15, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Who do you most want to see on “Dancing with the Stars”? Megyn Kelly, maybe? Marco Rubio?

Greg Gutfeld
paired
with this lady

burrata on February 15, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Why not Sarah Palin? Like mother, like daughter!

Or if we really wanna have some fun, let President Obama dance with Jan Brewer!

Steve Z on February 15, 2012 at 5:47 PM

I saw RuPauls Drag Race Monday and I’m pretty sure Alan Grayson is now Madame LaQueer.
(It’s actually a funny show and sweet in a way)

Marcus on February 15, 2012 at 4:33 PM

Gentlemen, start your engines.
And may the best “Woman” win.
:)

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on February 15, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Although she isn’t a candidate, I suggest Tina Korbe!

new2wnc on February 15, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Beard Bachmanns light in the loafers twinkle toes closet case of a “husband” should do it he’s probably loves ball room dance. Though it would be nice to see The Beard in the high heels and slutty outfits she’s a decent GILF. What else has she got to do?

Your Mamma loves me on February 15, 2012 at 6:24 PM

I think after next January, Obama will have some free time…

right2bright on February 15, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Newt Gingrich.

Jurisprudence on February 15, 2012 at 6:33 PM

Ooh — or maybe ABC should think about poaching Ron Paul from the presidential race. His fans would flood the phones!

And why would I not be surprised if that actually came to pass?

Myron Falwell on February 15, 2012 at 6:38 PM

Newt Gingrich as Dancing Bear

SMACKRUNNER on February 15, 2012 at 5:07 PM

There’s only ONE bear I’m deathly afraid of.

AND IT’S THIS BEAR.

>.<

Myron Falwell on February 15, 2012 at 6:41 PM

let President Obama dance with Jan Brewer!

Steve Z on February 15, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Can Obama Hussein dance without a teleprompter ?

burrata on February 15, 2012 at 7:12 PM

Newt Gingrich as Dancing Bear

SMACKRUNNER on February 15, 2012 at 5:07 PM

I see Newt not as the dancing bear, but more Conan O’Brien’s um… bear.

TedInATL on February 15, 2012 at 7:18 PM

Ruth McCluth, who ran in 2010 for AR-7 against infamous Grijalva, could use some extra publicity. And isn’t she a sight to behold?

Archivarix on February 15, 2012 at 7:52 PM

This is a job for Thaddeus McCotter.

Mr. D on February 15, 2012 at 9:38 PM

This Entire Post, It’s Headline – and the fact that the person who posted reveals their narcissistic obsession with the media’s OWN narcissism – as she CANNOT look away from herself in the mirror….

Is a CLASSIC reason why this Blog and The People who Run IT do more to help Liberals and Terrorists than Osama Bin Laden did.

williamg on February 15, 2012 at 9:41 PM

I’ll second the Barney-Chaz ticket just so the people in the middle can see the absurdity of the left in all its glory.

My nominees would be Barbara Bush (the brunette daughter of 43, not his mom) or Kelly Evans from WSJ (in the hopes of coming out as a conservative).

321mdl on February 15, 2012 at 10:21 PM

I would pick either Sarah Palin or her husband for someone I really wanted to watch. Possibly Eric Cantor.

For an absurdity how about Barney Frank and Nancy Pelosi?

SgtRed on February 16, 2012 at 9:33 AM

For an absurdity how about Barney Frank and Nancy Pelosi?

SgtRed on February 16, 2012 at 9:33 AM

Even more absurd: Barney Frank and Chris Dodd!

landlines on February 16, 2012 at 10:32 AM

Seriously: There is enough illusion and unseriousness in government now. We definitely don’t need to encourage more of it.

Using “Dancing with the stars” (Republicans) or “Dancing with the czars” (Democrat) to pick our leaders is inappropriate. This kind of thing only chases capable people away and replaces them with fluff.

Government needs to get lean and “real.”

landlines on February 16, 2012 at 10:40 AM

Ridiculous. Democrats are the ones anxious to make celebrities out of their politicians, and politicians out of celebrities. We on the Right believe securing our freedoms and passing them on to future generations is a bit more serious than that.

pjarhead on February 16, 2012 at 10:59 AM

Newt Gingrich or Ron Paul.

Conservative Samizdat on February 16, 2012 at 11:09 AM