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article imageOp-Ed: Video: Jimmy Kimmel asks folk 'Who won the First Lady debate?'

By Elizabeth Batt     Oct 21, 2012 in Politics
Jimmy Kimmel once again proves that there are some people that just shouldn't be allowed to vote. In one of the most entertaining videos of this election, people on Hollywood Boulevard offered their opinion on a debate that never happened.
It was just a few weeks ago that Jimmy Kimmel asked people on the streets of Hollywood what they thought of the Presidential Debate ... before it even happened. Their measured responses released in this video ended up going viral, amassing over 760,000 hits.
If you thought after its release that it might make the folks on Hollywood Boulevard a little gun shy – being so shamed and all, then think again. Not only were they more than ready to discuss yet another debate, they freely aired their wisdom on an nonexistent event – a First Lady debate between Michelle Obama and Ann Romney.
"Who do you think won the debate between Ann Romney and Michelle Obama last night?" asks a female interviewer to a passerby in a hat.
Hat guy is all for Michelle. "She did a lot a better, her speech was more grafted in, it was err ... more finely well cut, I think she has a lot of experience as the President's wife, as a political figure in the public limelight."
But the next young lady to offer her expertise dissed Michelle, giving the edge to Ann Romney as a "classy and wonderful lady." Sadly, it was the only tout for Romney who was edged out by Michelle said a third young man, because the First Lady was more "aggressive" and "accurate."
"Michelle" won it said yet another older gent.
"Why do you say that?" asks the interviewer.
"Because I love her," and "she connected with people" he replied. And even though he only saw "a little bit" of the debate he said, Michelle "seemed more to the ground."
Is this because she lives on earth and not some distant fantasy planet where debates exist only in the far reaches of the mind perhaps?
Sigh, if only one of them could have said that either candidate "grabbed the imagination," this article would have been so much better. But overall, the majority of responses indicated that Michelle Obama won the debate by a landslide.
Remember the 1990 movie Pretty Woman, when a random guy hollers, "Welcome to Hollywood! What's your dream? Everybody comes here; this is Hollywood, land of dreams."
Spot on, he was.
Kimmel's video has so far garnered almost 200,000 hits; it was uploaded to YouTube on Oct. 18 by JimmyKimmelLive.
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