Reality show for a 2008 ‘independent’ presidential candidate in the works

Interesting. Via AP:

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The online social networking site MySpace and reality TV producer Mark Burnett are teaming to launch the search for an independent presidential candidate.

The political reality show “Independent” comes with a $1 million cash prize and a catch: the winner can’t keep the money.

The prize can be used to finance a run for the White House or can be given to a political action committee or political cause.

Contestants in the show, set to launch in early 2008, will meet the public and interact with supporters, protesters and others. An interactive “town hall” will give MySpace users and TV viewers a chance to rate their performance.

The show does not yet have a commitment from a TV network.

Potential candidates will audition for the show by submitting a video. Once the contestants are chosen, they will set up MySpace profiles to serve as their campaign headquarters.

I’d say a better name for this particular reality show could have been “Survivor” – because that’s what you have to be in order to go far in a campaign – but that name, of course, had already been taken.

Got your video ready? :)

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