Thank You, Captain Obvious: Boy Who Asked Candidates Which Superhero They Would Be Says He'd Hoped for a Little More Creativity
The GOP presidential candidates were taken off guard recently when they were asked a rather unusual question for politics season. Furthermore, the question came from a 9-year-old - Ari Garnick.
The youngster approached each of the candidates, asking: "which superhero would you like to be the most?" Ari says it stemmed from his dad wanting to teach him about politics, and figured it would make sense it capitalize on his love of superheroes. In the end, he learned a lot about the candidates from their responses.
"Ron Paul seems to be
more interested in getting onto adults. Herman Cain seems friendly-ish, and everyone else seems pretty nice," he said.
So, who did they choose? Huntsman said he would be Spiderman, Santorum chose the father figure in the movie The Incredibles, Ron Paul simply walked away, Cain picked Superman - as did Romney, Perry and Gingrich.
Ari seemed a little disappointed by the hopefuls' lack of creativity.
"I mean, I understand. [Superman is] kind of a powerhouse, and he's a good symbol of the country, but I mean, they could think about it a bit more," he said. "I mean, he's probably one of the first things that pops into your head. I'm kind of surprised that no one picked Captain America, because he's even more of an obvious choice."
And in case you're wondering, Ari says that if he himself had to choose, he would want to be Plastic Man.