The Obama campaign may have locked up exclusive television appearances with superstar and supporter Oprah, but John Edwards's folks announced today that they have their own plans with another famous-enough-for-one-name, small-screen phenomenon affectionately known to her fans as "Rach." As in Rachael Ray, the multitasking food show phenomenon.
Our Liz Halloran reports that the Edwards campaign says Elizabeth Edwards, wife of the Democratic presidential candidate, will appear Wednesday on Ray's syndicated daytime program, whose producers, incidentally, include Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Productions.
The topics? How Elizabeth Edwards fell in love with her husband, the most important lesson she's taught her children, how she kicks back, and her battle with breast cancer. Ray interviewed Edwards on the campaign trail and in the studio, where Oprah, listed as one of Ray's "Celeb Friends," recently dropped by to help make something called "Pizz-O" and chat about "strong women and worthy causes."
And kingmakers, perhaps?