I think the bolded statement is why they won't do it in a nutshell. IMO, you have to be a certain type of person at this point in the game to even consider going on this show - i.e., the type that believes any publicity is good publicity. Jake fits that to a tee while, at least in my mind, neither Kip nor Reid do. While I think both of them might have considered it, as has been mentioned here before, I don't think it came down to money with either of them. I think it came down to them wanting more control over their edit and the producers not wanting to agree to that.Originally Posted by Bloomers;3712757;
All that being said, I do believe Jake is the next Bachelor. But I wanted to throw something out there that I saw (I guess because with MF my conspiracy theory brain can not shut off) - last week I was reading people.com and one of the stories was just a simple vote for who you want as the next Bachelor. I thought it was strange being this far out, and the fact that they had done it before after the show ended. Anyway, Kip was way out front - Reid and Jake were almost tied (with Reid having a slight lead). I just thought it was interesting given that most polls done after the show ended seemed to favor Reid and even Jake, with Kip being third at that point. And I remember someone on here throwing something out there about TPTB manipulating poll results and/or saying someone was the fan favorite when they really weren't - Bloomers, I think you mentioned it with regard to Meredith.
So while I do think the ultimate plan is for Jake to be the next Bachelor, that poll and the results, together with some of Kip's tweets that have been listed here before - at least made me stop and go hmmmmm!