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11-01-2011, 02:10 AM
I don't see this happening at all but it's too ridiculous not to post.

'The View' Seeking To Host Daytime Republican Debate

by Jon Ward
First Posted: 10/31/11 05:28 PM ET Updated: 10/31/11 05:29 PM ET

NEW YORK -- During the 2008 presidential race, both then-Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain stopped by to chat with the ladies of "The View," an indication that political candidates see value in reaching the daytime talk show audience.

But this election cycle, producers for the ABC show are wading even deeper into political waters with hopes of hosting a daytime presidential debate. A spokesman for "The View" confirmed that requests have been sent to Republican campaigns but declined to speak further about any interest so far. The debate would take place during the show's 11 a.m. EST time slot.

While "The View" has had luck booking political figures in the past, the producers may run into trouble getting Republican candidates to sign on for a debate given the number of recent primetime contests and plans for another seven debates before the end of the year. Next week alone, there will be debates on CNBC, CBS News and CNN.


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