Premiered: August 1st, 2004
A political reality series for Showtime. In a competition staged simultaneously with the media frenzy of the 2004 U.S. Presidential election, twelve contestants from all walks of life face off in a series of challenges designed to test their presidential mettle and to show viewers what really goes on in the making of a presidential candidate.
Restoring faith in American politics
Steve Johnson - Chicago Tribune
'American Candidate' A Vote With the Remote
Ann Gerhart - Washington Post
Turn on, tune in...then go vote
Carina Chocano - Los Angeles Times
Reality TV Meets Politics
Michael Kazin - New York Times
Hail 'American Candidate'
Aaron Barnhart - Electronic Media