President Obama’s visit to The View on Tuesday gave the show a 15-month ratings high. His appearance drew a 5/15, attracting 4.7 million viewers. It was his fourth visit to the ABC morning talk show and the first of his re-election campaign. Today, Barbara Walters announced that the show has extended an invitation to presumed Republication nominee Mitt Romney to appear; he has appeared previously.
Obama spoke about topics like Wall Street reform and his recently announced support for gay marriage. The president also took a Pop Culture quiz from Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Sherri Shepherd. An admitted fan of Showtime’s Homeland and AMC’s Mad Men, Obama was up to speed on Kim Kardashian, who he mentioned during his routine at this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, and Modern Family. Announcing he’s seen the movie, the president could name the members of The Avengers but he didn’t know about the erotic best-seller Fifty Shades Of Grey. Here’s a clip from the show:
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