Leno or Conan? Debaters Field Personal Questions

Bachmann picks both Elvis, Johnny Cash
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 13, 2011 11:30 PM CDT
Updated Jun 14, 2011 5:56 AM CDT
Leno Or Conan? Debaters Field Personal Questions
Ron Paul gestures as he answers a question while Mitt Romney and Tim Pawlenty listen during the first New Hampshire Republican presidential debate.   (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Good gimmick, or bad? At the Republican debate in New Hampshire, CNN moderator John King occasionally departed from talking policy to ask GOP hopefuls a "this or that?" question.

  • To Rick Santorum: "Leno or Conan?" Leno, Santorum decided after a pause, "but I don't watch either."

  • To Mitt Romney: "Mild or spicy?" Spicy wings, Romney said, adding that the Bruins were currently leading the Canucks 4-0.
  • To Tim Pawlenty: "Pepsi or Coke?" The former Minnesota governor picked Coke.
  • To Michele Bachmann: "Elvis or Johnny Cash?" Bachmann said she'd choose both, adding that she has an Elvis Christmas album on her iPod.
  • To Ron Paul: "Blackberry or iPhone?" It's a Blackberry for Paul.
  • To Newt Gingrich: "American Idol or Dancing With the Stars?" Gingrich picked Idol without hesitation.
  • To Herman Cain: "Deep dish or thin crust?" The former Godfather's Pizza CEO went with deep dish.
(Read more John King stories.)

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