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Clinton, Obama, McCain hit 'Monday Night RAW': Is there a TV guest spot that would LOSE your vote?

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Rawiswar_lI almost want to tune in to see this, but I won’t*: Tonight, on the eve of the Pennsylvania primary, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and John McCain will each make a very special appearance on a three-hour edition of WWE’s Monday Night RAW (USA, 8 p.m. ET). According to the press release, “An invitation from the WWE to have Sen. Clinton and Sen. Obama appear on RAW to settle the Democratic nomination process in the wrestling ring was the catalyst for tonight’s appearances by the three top Presidential contenders, who each will address the WWE audience in specially taped messages.”

I guess it’s nice that the WWE is encouraging its fans in PA to “Smackdown Your Vote!” Still, this got me wondering: Is there a TV show that a candidate could appear on and LOSE your vote? I shot EW’s What to Watch maven Alynda Wheat an email and asked for her expert opinion. “Besides this one?” she wrote back. “Losing on Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader? would erode some respect.” Where do you draw the line?

* Not because I’m above wrestling: I watched back in Rock ‘n’ Roll Express’ heyday. 

Originally posted April 21 2008 — 9:24 PM EDT

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