Get ready to rumble! As the midterm senate and congressional elections draw closer expect to see even more heated debates and arguments on The View. After its ratings success during the presidential election The View is looking to replicate the formula in 2010, according to the L.A. Times
In recent days, the five hosts— Walters, Goldberg, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Sherri Shepherd— have jousted over gay marriage, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel's derisive remarks to lawmakers and the appropriate venue for the Sept. 11 terrorist trials. New York Gov. David Paterson made his debut to help analyze the State of the Union speech, joining a cadre of political guests this season that have included Rudy Giuliani, Janet Napolitano and Mike Huckabee.
The political focus is going to get even more intense as this year's midterm elections near.
"We're going to run this into the ground for as long as we can," said executive producer Bill Geddie. "We realized we were tapping into something, that this wasn't just for Sunday mornings anymore."
Are you looking forward to more political discussions on The View?