Presidential hopeful Gen. Wesley Clark recently launched a 12-day “Race for America” RV campaign from the candidate’s headquarters in Little Rock, Ark., that seems to take a page from MTV’s hip travel program “Road Rules,” according to the Log Cabin Democrat (Springdale).
The Clark Campaign will pit two RVs carrying young campaign staffers – one to points north, the other across the South and Midwest – in competition to drum up the most support for Clark in his bid to win the Democratic nomination.
The Southern team will meet Clark in the early primary state of South Carolina in the first week of December, then join the Northern RV in New Hampshire.
The entire “contest” will be filmed by a reality TV producer, with video journals edited digitally on board the RV and posted daily to a page on Clark’s Web site called the “Wes Cam.” Visitors to the site will choose the winning team.
MTV’s “Road Rules” features young people traveling in RVs in a similar competition.