Presidential Candidates' Superhero Picks
Not your typical 'gotcha' question
- Duration 6:54
- Date Dec 22, 2011
Not your typical 'gotcha' question
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Welcome back to the five finally a political story that doesn't rhyme with payroll -- -- The latest Atlantic magazine Darren Garnett tells us about is.
Nine year old son area and how he asked the Republican candidates quote if you were super hero.
Who would you be and why and candidates' responses -- April tapers.
A chemical leftists have for cancer it's that simple -- -- -- -- -- program.
There was one back in my day -- Superman.
And Superman came to say the United States.
Now all the candidates answered.
Except for Ron Paul who said I don't know I don't blame them seriously kids can't vote so who -- Anyway by my count most said Superman.
This is not a normal -- question it's more like one of those cute things that writers do with their cute kids to get a piece published in a famous magazine.
But it's definitely something -- can't do with President Obama think about it how do you ask a superhero.
What kind of superhero he would be that's like asking me to ever dreamed of being awesome.
You -- dreamed about being awesome when you're already awesome people.
Anyway superheroes are known for saving people and pets preventing disasters that they can see coming you know like -- entitlement crisis and housing bust.
Which makes me think that politicians are the exact opposite of superheroes but maybe that's the point celebrity or super hero status -- a rotten way to pick a president.
That's how we got what we got now.
Yeah yeah when all else fails go to -- -- that's what I didn't -- up.
-- -- -- Andrea did that question to help you decide -- the better -- better candidate was.
Because they also at the same on what I know what made me not like any I'm I believe that underwritten on the GOP and nobody could pick the flash or anything like that yes -- -- the flaps and has different connotation.
You might be visited by that could have been Herman Cain I guess -- can thank -- -- her.
-- -- Sorry sorry I -- go there yeah he was so quick witted.
But if it doesn't campaign questioned -- campaign consultant questions at this at an okay when -- when you're asking your favorite Supreme Court justices yes they extreme say these four things got it.
And when you're asked at a super -- you wanna be you say Superman got it got it.
You probably would have you know it took me.
For -- well I can't believe they'll fix that yeah -- it unbelievable it took me a lesson the second pick up my superior Greg I know it was as you said the values if you could be.
Why -- -- the gipper the man who brought unemployment down in inflation down.
-- five years.
And went -- yeah.
-- -- Don't do that.
Bob has Ron Paul -- the nine year old vote.
By October the body that question put out round a losses mind.
At some point on the right now I wanna get all those cards and that -- don't look.
You got it says this go around fall he's first of the step in that -- secondly -- art or is everybody we all jump on the guy he continues to keep going and going and going.
My point about all the stupid you should read is true that -- -- -- but they -- never got on the phone Booth.
I know why they did as Michelle Bachmann.
Well the -- yeah yes he actually didn't get this New Hampshire and it was where was but.
It's good but I like the fact that Ron Paul didn't answer I think that was -- -- refreshing walk away in disgust and yet the ability to run well that -- called several blocks anywhere without being discussed -- if you ever known -- -- box that you -- very quickly that's what doctors do into it and it was you should -- if you could be superhero would be.
I would pick Wonder Woman because she has an invisible plane a golden lasso and -- boots yet at that you can get something else.
By a couple of recruits -- my superhero is one.
Barack Obama -- I mean come on now how far the biggest -- would I like that and I believe like they were -- he's not born in the United States up well.
But -- -- -- -- you haven't bluntly he has.
Kryptonite you know I mean he's gonna use -- to kick -- Yes some good natured humor.
When all else fails go to the -- -- comment yet exactly Dana well I -- I actually I struggled with -- little bit because there weren't that many women superheroes.
To look up to when I was little one yes -- And so big now but Bionic Woman.
Would that was a great -- and I -- I had doll like the Barbie doll thing and you can take apart her harmony concede that yes -- -- -- Well that's kind of disturbing.
Catwoman to -- look at it in Atlantic a modern day one.
Definitely -- -- because she.
-- -- Amy -- on the numbers I'm really at a popular culture and that really wasn't fair now I'm old I UC did it's those Purina yes -- -- running over the fence yes exactly hit -- -- -- -- -- -- for -- that never worked out because.
I'll I was gonna make this a dip my have my pick of course was the -- ice it's if if your my in my age if you grow up in the seventies it was a Saturday morning TV show there she is off at her actresses Joseph and I Cameron don't know where Hughes.
She was a good teacher at a really groovy high schools -- -- to 22 beat Superman.
And then she'd stop like drunk drivers and things usually it porn star today.
Exactly what you would Bob everybody looks like a viewers you would stop drunk drivers yet -- even after our holiday party last I walked.
You know Greg C Greg isn't that is sort of rhythm -- because if he would be he would you can magic -- that yellow brick road personally be taller than all.
-- doll and he would actually have -- the scarecrow.
Hot -- I get definitely I think it's superheroes prepare for everybody gets you that I -- yes you yes OK I think we have a graphic.
-- UPI did I think -- everybody so there's stain on the and I think catwoman because it's.
I like dogs but I could do it but dongle that I would not look is -- it is back you know we can weaken patent parliament okay so then Bob that's the best you've ever -- there Robin.
But does that add -- -- Eric your -- man.
It wouldn't be Robin yeah it didn't -- Right you are -- sort of send our hybrid unicorn being.
And I I'm I'm OK with just being unicorn said tours are.
Terrible terrible beast the you know -- I'm happy with.
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