A long list of hopefuls have dreamed of the top government offices this election year. Hillary Clinton, Rudy Giuliani, and Mike Huckabee have all been left in the dust. And coming down the stretch it's Barack Obama and Joe Biden vs. John McCain and Sarah Palin.
But wait... there's another hot contender who might come close to winning without even knowing about it, and it's not "Joe the Plumber."
Two weeks ago, a caller to an online talk show complained about the limited political choices. After lamenting about having to vote for the "lesser of two evils," the caller said you could probably pick someone at random who'd be a better choice for President. A short time later, another caller said, "I've got this friend, Grif Scoots - who'd be perfect as President... sharp, level-headed, and a great decision maker!"
Things have exploded since then, thanks to the power of the Internet. People embraced the idea of picking a political outsider at random, and they began calling it the "Scoots Factor." In more than half-a-dozen metro areas, signs are going up, all promoting Grif Scoots for President.
Unfortunately, no one knows who it was who suggested this random nominee... and no one is sure where Grif Scoots is - or what his favorite flavor is. Several groups have hired private researchers to find the real Grif Scoots. It's going to get interesting....
Stay tuned - film at 11:00!