The Internet Really Wants to Give Joe Biden a Reality Show
They say politics is becoming more and more like reality television. Now a new petition that's rapidly collecting e-signatures on the White House's We The People webpage wants the Obama administration to go all in on this premise and produce a reality show featuring Vice President Joe Biden.
Biden's blunt, often gaffe-prone, speaking style and general enthusiasm for life have made him an internet favorite. In October, $25,000 was pledged on Indiegogo to buy "Uncle Joe" a vintage Trans Am. Sadly, campaign finance laws wouldn't allow him to accept the muscle car.
There seems to be nothing on the books to prevent a VP reality show however, and the petition is closing in on the 25,000 signatures required for the White House to consider it.
Vice President Joe Biden has a demonstrated ability to bring people together, whether at the negotiating table or at the neighborhood diner. We, therefore, urge the Obama Administration to authorize the production of a recurring C-SPAN television program featuring the daily activities and interactions of the Vice President with elected officials, foreign dignitaries and everyday American families. Such a program would educate the American public about the duties and responsibilities of their Vice President, while providing a glimpse of the lighthearted side of politics even in the midst of contentious and divisive national debates," reads the petition, which was created last Friday."
Would you watch a reality show featuring Joe Biden?