I had a brief conversation with a reporter today – one of many, actually, although this one stood out for being more relaxed than most – about how the coverage for the last two weeks of campaigning could be handled. I thought about it for awhile and I’ve come up with a few suggestions.
10. Conduct mock voting, having the candidates choose from among themselves, and then reveal how each one voted.
9. Have the candidates spend twenty-four hours as a homeless person and later report on whatever ‘life-lessons’ they might have learned;
8. Interview the candidates’ house help. That’ll blow the lid off their public personas, right Naomi?
7. Let the candidates take the CESO exam. That would be so much fun.
6. In pairs, strap each candidate to a polygraph, sit them across from each other, and have them take turns revealing what they think of the other.
5. Punk ’em. Set them up for an embarrassing situation and shoot video from a hidden camera.
4. And speaking of hidden cameras, plant hidden cameras inside their heavily tinted SUVs and watch what they do immediately upon getting into the car from a meet and greet with their adoring supporters.
3. Interview them when they’re as drunk as a skunk.
2. Stick ’em inside Big Brother’s house and see which one will do whatever it takes not to be voted for … for eviction!
1. Raid their laptops and publish the contents of their web browser’s History.
Now that is must-see-tee-vee!