Project White House 2012

In Arizona, it is ridiculously easy to get on the presidential primary ballot; all you have to do is file a single notarized piece of paper (on top of all the regular requirements, like being over 35). So, in 2008, Tucson Weekly launched “Project White House,” a reality journalism¬† experiment, where regular (and weird) people compete for the alt-weekly’s endorsement through a series of tasks.

I wasn’t living in Arizona at the time, but being a native, I couldn’t resist helping. In 2012, we did it again, and this time I got to be the moderator for two separate, hour-long, live televised debates.