Other contenders – Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) and former Godfather’s pizza CEO Herman Cain – appear separately on three other shows. (Ooooh goodie! The Halloween editions!)
Bachmann is on ABC’s “This Week.” Paul is a guest on CNN’s “State of the Union.” And Cain is on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”
ABC also has Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates, along with former House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-Texas) and Austan Goolsbee, the former chairman of President Barack Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers.
And CNN has the president’s chief campaign strategist, David Axelrod.
Meanwhile, NBC’s “Meet the Press” interviews White House senior adviser David Plouffe, who was Obama’s 2008 campaign manager.