Suddenly Obama doesn't seem so unqualified...
Top Senate Democrats sought to recruit Ken Jennings to challenge Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch (R) back in 2004, the "Jeopardy!" contestant revealed Thursday.
Jennings is famous for holding the record for consecutive wins on the quiz show. His streak of 74 straight victories brought him to the attention of the Democratic Senate leadership in 2004.....
Jennings continued: "I am not making this up. Win on a game show and you can apparently run for the US Senate. That was when I realized the Democratic Party was f@#$ed in '04."
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According to the article Harry Reid and Chuck Schumer PERSONALLY reached out to Jennings to run. Do you think Sharon Angle would've won if she was able to run ads showing how Reid thought a game show contestant could do what he does?
I would've loved to have seen that debate...
Jennings: What is capitalism?
Jennings: What is that's my answer...
Hatch: To...the moderator's, question?
Jennings: What is Harry Reid wanted me to find out for him?
Hatch: Well I believe you were asked if you support the war on terror?
Jennings: What is can't you just freakin' ask me about stuff that ends in "urple"?
Hatch: Citizens of Utah I look forward to serving another term as your senator.
Jennings: What is WHERE THE F**K IS MY BUZZER?!?
That's Democrats view of leadership for you. Become famous for knowing stuff like the names of craters on the moon and that can be your golden ticket to becoming a cog in the machine that makes trillion dollar deficits.