Ken AshfordElection 2008Leave a Comment

The AP asked the presidential candidates what item each would "most like to have if he were stranded on a desert island."


  • Sen. Joe Biden: "Jill, my wife."
  • Sen. Hillary Clinton: "A good book."
  • Sen. Chris Dodd: "Coffee with cream and sugar."
  • John Edwards: "A book."
  • Rep. Dennis Kucinich: His wife, Elizabeth.
  • Sen. Barack Obama: "Other than my wife and my kids, an inanimate object I would have to have would probably be a good book."
  • Gov. Bill Richardson: "Blackberry and a Davidoff cigar."


  • Sen. Sam Brownback: "Tarp."
  • Rudy Giuliani: "Books and music."
  • Mike Huckabee: "Laptop with satellite reception."
  • Rep. Duncan Hunter: "Mrs. Hunter."
  • Sen. John McCain: "Books."
  • Mitt Romney: "My wife, Ann."
  • Rep. Tom Tancredo: "Boat."

Kevin Drum thinks that Tom Tancredo had the best answer.  I disagree.  The best answer came from the shrill hobbit-like Dennis Kucinich.  I mean, have you seen his wife?


UPDATE:  CNN tell us their favorite reality TV shows:

-Delaware Sen. Joe Biden: "Don’t have one."
-New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton: "American Idol."
-Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd: "’American Idol,’ which I say often reminds me of running for president sometimes."
-Former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards: College basketball.
-Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich: C-SPAN coverage of the U.S. House of Representatives. No time for other TV.
-Illinois Sen. Barack Obama: "Other than the U.S. Senate on C-SPAN? I don’t watch them too often."
-New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson: "Fox News."

-Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback: "None this season; too busy. Last season it was ‘The Amazing Race."’
-Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani: Baseball.
-Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee: "Nashville Star," USA Network’s country music competition.
-California Rep. Duncan Hunter: Watches Versus, previously called the Outdoor Life Network.
-Arizona Sen. John McCain: Arizona Diamondbacks baseball.
-Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney: "American Idol."
-Colorado Rep. Tom Tancredo: "None."