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Why Do Game Show Hosts Vote Republican?

Why Do Game Show Hosts Vote Republican?

There’s a weird pocket of game show hosts who show conservative or very conservative political views.

Chuck Woolery’s an outspoken Republican, Pat Sajak recently tweeted that global warming alarmists are “unpatriotic racists,” and Alex Trebek recently stated that the Washington Redskins’ name is fine as it is (“They weren’t called the Redskins because we thought Redskins were terrible; it’s because we admire their strength, their abilities,” he said in a recent interview).

Why is that? Rebecca Dana at the Daily Beast analyzes the evidence, which boils down to a personality trait: “To have the right sensibility to be a game-show host, you do have to have a belief in rugged individualism—either you make it or you’re not worth it.”

You can read more over at the Daily Beast.

  • Kevin Solomon

    Just read The Daily Beast article. Interesting…

  • Wayne_Stevens

    So does this mean they all do? you’ve been there in the voting both to make sure that’s how they all vote, every time?

  • pacdude

    Following the link, it shows that no, not all game show hosts do. Specifically, the article mentions Tom Bergeron and Monty Hall. They determined their political leanings based on their political donations and public statements.

  • Afi Keita James

    I Didn’t vote for either political party, in fact I Didn’t vote at all in 2012, the election is a joke.

  • TheOriginalDonald

    Methinks like Charles Barkley, they realized how much they were paying in taxes.

  • JP Smith

    The offensive Redskins name is not a Republican issue.

  • CarShark

    I just think it’s hilarious that a handful of conservative celebrities can have such an effect when Twitter is full of Hollywood liberals hashtagging the cause du jour. Nonetheless, whenever I come across a retweet or a favorited tweet, I do give them a modicum of respect which they deserve as a fellow human being. As opposed to, say, calling them a “wacko” who “hate(s) women and gays” or something like that.