toby keith kristen bell cmt CMT Awards 2012: President Obama and Mitt Romney won't pick sides in Toby Keith and Kristen Bell raceFor the opening sketch for the 2012 CMT Awards, co-hosts Toby Keith and Kristen Bell filmed pseudo-political attack ads as they pretended to fight over who was going to host the awards show. The sketch featured cameos by Kathie Lee and Hoda, and then President Obama and Mitt Romney.

President Obama was filmed in what appeared to be the White House, calling it one of the toughest decisions he’d ever had to make and then circling both their names on a ballot. Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney looked to be filmed at a campaign event, saying he thinks they should co-host and that he just put two people back to work – “You’re welcome, America.”

Bell and Keith then entered the CMT Awards in a giant red solo, a nod to Toby’s hit song of the same name. He likened it to the country version of Lady Gaga’s egg, which – heh.

What did you think? Lots of faith in Kristen and Toby about hosting the 2012 CMT Awards?

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."