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Obama's Last Best Hope: Ryan Seacrest?


In a last-ditch effort to rally his base, President Barack Obama is once again going where no president has gone before -- once again utilizing unconventional media to get his message out. He's done "The View," he's done the late-night comedy stint and chatted with kiddies on MTV. Now, President Obama will sit down for a one-on-one with one of Hollywood's most well-known gossipers, American Idol and E! News co-host Ryan Seacrest.  HuffPo reports:

The administration’s last-minute push to turn out the vote is spurring some unconventional media outreach efforts. But none of them have been quite as unlikely as that announced on Monday — President Obama will be doing an interview with Ryan Seacrest.

The “American Idol” co-host will be talking to Obama on Election Day for a segment on his radio show, ‘On Air with Ryan Seacrest.’…

What, exactly, the point is of doing an interview that will air predominantly in a state that seems to be the one Democratic holdout — and that caters to an audience of not particularly politically-active listeners — is unclear. But the gist seems to be that, in the 11th hour, no stone should be left unturned. Seacrests interview, a source notes, will be broadcast on other stations in addition across the country.

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Update: Fox News' Megyn Kelly and former White House press secretary Dana Perino react...

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