The Candidates and Television

Via Robert Farley, I hadn't realized TV Guide had asked the leading candidates to name their favorite television show back in November:

Hillary watches Grey’s Anatomy, Barack Obama likes The Wire (for the record, that’s the right answer), and John Edwards says his viewing guilty pleasure is "Fred Thompson on Law & Order."

Of course it does give one pause. The press, myself included, loves The Wire but it's not something the mass public has ever embraced. Is America ready for a Wire-watching President?

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Matthew Yglesias is a former writer and editor at The Atlantic.

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