Does this change your opinion of him?

@lilybug (21182)
United States
December 31, 2007 1:41pm CST
Obama has said that his favorite show to watch is Spongebob Squarepants. Does that change your opinion of him or whether or not you would vote for him?
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• United States
31 Dec 07
Obama saying that his favorite show was Spongebob Squarepants will nto change my opinion on whether or not to vote for him. He did not mean it for it to be taken seriously. If anything, he was just showing that he was comedic side to him. He is quite the politican. I would say that my favorite show to watch would be Spongebob Squareparents too if I knew that it would attract more voters to me- such as the stay at home moms, and the teens that are still kids at heart.
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@AmbiePam (45740)
• United States
1 Jan 08
Yes, I agree. It could endear him to the younger crowd and the mothers, heck, I know people who are full grown adults with NO children who watch that. I don't consider them dateable, but I know them, lol.
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• United States
31 Dec 07
Quite frankly, whether a person watches Sesame Street or Spongebob shouldn't change anyone's opinion on them. Well, that's what I think. Obama can watch whatever TV show that makes him happy as long as when he is a candidate for presidency he is professional and has positive goals for our country and is able to prove his ability to be a leader in this nation. Does the type of show he views change your opinion?
• United States
1 Jan 08
No it doesn't change my opinion of him or change whether or not I am voting for him or not.
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@AmbiePam (45740)
• United States
1 Jan 08
I wasn't going to vote for him anyway. Perhaps he said that because if he really said his favorite show, say (Dirty Sexy Money, or Nip/Tuck) he would get pressure for not portraying himself 'moral' enough. Because even though many Americans watch those shows, most people are very picky about what their President is saying is good enough for himself to watch. The family vote is a strong one. However, does he have any young children? For some reason I can't remember. Any grandchildren? If he does, that could be why it is his favorite show. Spending time with little ones, a person gets to know their shows better than their own.
@kellys3ps (3731)
• United States
1 Jan 08
What people choose to view on television in their spare time should have no effect on whether or not people choose to vote for them.
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@Uroborus (910)
• Canada
8 Jan 08
It doesn't change my opinion of him at all. I liked him before and now that I find out that he likes Spongebob, I like him even more. I mean, how can someone who likes Spongebob not make a good leader. Humour after all, is an important quality to have in order to be a good leader.
@union6 (326)
1 Jan 08
To be honist i think that its everyones little secret that they watch spungebob, if i flik over and its on i watch it, i actully think its a pretty funny show lol and i remember one day a teacher was talking to me and my mates and one day and she let slip that she watches it aswell.
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• United States
1 Jan 08
I'm sure it was off-the-cuff and intended to be humorous. It won't affect if I'll vote for him, but I think a bit less of him. I don't find Spongebob very interesting to begin with, but that's not so important. If he man wants to be President, however, I think a News show being named his favorite would be preferred by me.
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@Ohara_1983 (4122)
• Kuwait
1 Jan 08
Well i really not familiar with spongebod. But i think it's educational also. Who is Obama anyway... sorry..
@anniepa (26624)
• United States
1 Jan 08
I must admit, this is a new one! Would anyone really base their vote on a candidate's favorite TV show? I sure hope not! In Obama's case it makes sense - he's A U.S. Senator, he's campaigning for President and he has two small children so Spongebob Squarepants is probably one of a very few shows he gets to see. Annie
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@blueunicorn (2410)
• United States
1 Jan 08
Yes, this does change my opinion of Obama. It has made him an even stronger candidate in my opinion. It shows that he has a "real" side to him. So many politicians are so uptight and don't seem to ever smile, other than their fake "vote for me" smile. Obama is coming off as a regular all-American guy. There are a lot of adults that watch SpongeBob. I personally don't care for the show, but it does show that Obama is in touch with now and takes the time to spend doing something other than politics. Even if he doesn't actually watch the show it proves that he has a humorous side during interviews. I would like to see a president in office that while serious could actually intereact with Americans on a human level.