ABC News and Yahoo recently teamed up to conduct a round of interviews with the Republican presidential candidates, which included a "lightning round" covering more personal, non-political questions; you can view the synopsis here. It's an interesting and entertaining read.
One of the questions asked was about additions to Mount Rushmore.
From ABC News/Yahoo:
Question: Who should be the fifth president on Mount Rushmore?
- Jon Huntsman: Ronald Reagan, but I worked for him 100 years ago, and I saw him up close as an advance man. Very special man.
- Michele Bachmann: Well, Ronald Reagan would be a good choice. But — I– I think just — Garfield was the last member who was — the House of Representatives, who became president of the United States — and he — and he was a very — he was a wonderful man. But also, I’d have to say, Calvin Coolidge should be up there, too. Calvin Coolidge, because Calvin Coolidge — was able to get the United States’ budget way on track. And he really was a taking-care-of-business kinda guy.
- Rick Perry: I think there’s enough presidents on Mount Rushmore already.
- Mitt Romney: I got a couple. John Adams and Ronald Reagan.
- Herman Cain: The fifth president that belongs on Mt. Rushmore, he hasn't been president yet. No, the one possibility up until this point would be Ronald Reagan.
- Newt Gingrich: I’ll go for five and six: F.D.R. and Reagan.
Who would you pick for an addition to Mount Rushmore? Would you even choose anyone? Leave your thoughts in the comments!
Note: Ron Paul and Rick Santorum were also interviewed, but did not have time to get the Mount Rushmore question in their roughly two-minute lightning round.