Politicians Burn Up the Dance Floor

Earlier in the show, we told you about the presidential debates. Many of the politicians are often accused of dancing around tough questions, but one daytime talk-show host has a pretty good record of getting them to dance... for real.

The latest example…Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders, burning up the dance floor.

Jeanne Moos reports.


  --REPORTER PKG-AS FOLLOWS--
FIRST HE LOOSENED UP BACKSTAGE, AND THEN, 74 YEAR OLD BERNIE SANDERS MADE HIS ENTRANCE ON ELLEN...
(nat Disco Inferno)
TO THE BEAT OF DISCO INFERNO.
WE DON'T KNOW IF BERNIE HAD A BURNING BURNING DESIRE TO DANCE, BUT HE DID IT...IN WHAT NEW YORK MAGAZINE HAS CALLED THE REQUISITE "TRIAL BY DANCING" ENCOURAGED BY ELLEN. BARACK OBAMA DID IT BACK WHEN HE WAS FIRST RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT...
(NATS chaka boom chaka boom)
MICHELLE OBAMA HAS DONE IT...
SHE'S DONE IT NOT ONCE...NOT TWICE...
(NATS)
BUT THREE TIMES...
(NATS)
ELLEN EVEN SELLS A CD CALLED "i'M GONNA MAKE YOU DANCE JAMS."
SHE'S MADE CNN'S WOLF BLITZER DANCE...
(NATS)
(MOOS STANDUP)   "But occasionally there is someone who is able to resist the siren call of Ellen."
JOHN MCCAIN OPTED TO WALK RATHER THAN DANCE ONSTAGE.
(NATS)
SO DID JOE BIDEN...THE VICE PRESIDENT EVEN WHISPERED IN ELLEN'S EAR...
(NATS Joe Biden)  "Can't dance. don't make me."
AND THOUGH HILLARY CLINTON RESISTED ANY IMPULSE TO BOOGIE DOWN BACK IN 2007...LAST MONTH ELLEN  MANAGED TO LURE HER INTO LEARNING THE WHIP/NAE NAE  DURING A COMMERCIAL BREAK ...
(NATS)    
POLITICIANS ARE BECOMING MORE LIKE THE MOVIE STARS WE EXPECT TO DANCE.
(NATS)
TOO BAD WE HAVE NO POLLING DATA THAT INDICATES WHETHER PUBLIC DISPLAYS OF DANCING HELP A CANDIDACY STAY ALIVE.
(NATS stain' alive stayin' alive)

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