“Hello. My name is Arron and I’m addicted to American Idol.”
My wife and I have hosted American Idol parties at our house every Tuesday during Idol for the past 7 seasons and we are looking forward to the Finale tonight.
We’re having a big debate about who’s going to win. I think Adam is a better singer, but that Kris may win because he could grab the “Heartland of America” vote. Some of my friends think I’m crazy. A correspondent from The Daily News notes that I’m not the only one with this opinion. He writes, “The profiles of Adam and Kris suggest that this is really a red state versus blue state showdown,” suggested Chris Lehane, a California-based political consultant who worked on the presidential campaigns of Al Gore and John Kerry. The way Lehane sees it, Adam is the liberal in this race, the hipster from big blue California with a certain progressive flair, including painted fingernails and copious amounts of eyeliner.
Kris is more of a red-state country boy – a baby-faced, guitar-pickin’, churchgoin’ son of the land of Woo Pig Soiee, which voted solidly Republican in the last election.
“It will come down to whether Adam is able to build on the blue-state, progressive wave we have seen building since 2006, or whether this is a last gasp for the red state viewer/voter,” explained Lehane by e-mail.