Would a political candidate audiophile be skewered

I just had this thought? If it were to come to light that a particular political candidate had even a modest high end set up (let's say 7-$10K) would they be skewered in the press/ late night show monologues?

I could see a candidate who was a vinyl hound being okay, and easily a candidate with a $5K big screen LCD (which no one would care about).

But could you imagine the bad publicity something like a (modest to many of us) $3500 turntable (or CD player or even speaker) could generate. Even worse would be a $500 speaker cable.

And an all out assault system like one featured here? Forget it - the American public would equate them with the $500 defense contractor hammer of years ago, or be branded a psycho elitist perfectionist.

The ONLY one I could see getting away with this behavior is my own mayor, Mike Bloomberg. I guess we are already comfortable having a billionaire modelizer, jet setter in office, so I think nothing would rattle we jadded New Yorkers.

Any thoughts?
i doubt anyone would care. it's so irrelevant.
A good campaign slogan would be
"I will listen to you as seriously as I listen to music"
For me, It would come down to,

"Tube or Not Tube be, that is the question."
Most of America would love Geoffkait, but Audioengr would confuse and frustrate them, drawing much ridicule.
when the gov spends 1k for a toilet seat--500 for a cable seems resonable--:)
You have no business berating the $1k toilet seat if you haven't sat on one.
Well thats one way to get Obama to finally sound pleasing!
But it would never work, Tubes and Vinyl are not "Green" enough, but I bet Ludacris would be "bumpin".
Then there is McCain trying to figure out those complicated buttons on that "shiny disc spinner" trying to get the sweet sounds of Jim Nabors to fill his room, but boy the memories tubes would bring back!
Some recent presidential candidates need the strength of a $1K toilet seat to support the weight of a massive a**.
I happen to know of one major behind the scenes neo-con who has a high end tube rig. He might just own it along with other expensive stuff. Maybe he doesn't even listen to it.
Would a political candidate audiophile be skewered
"Ask not what your audio system can do for you, ask what you..."
Maybe he/she would be in favor of audiophile tax credits. You can get a tax credit for every piece of high end gear you purchase. A monetary incentive would also be good social policy by encouraging the younger iPod generation to explore and experience good sounding systems so audiophilia doesn't become an extinct hobby.
Capitol "Fool on the Hill" (with apologies to the Beatles).

Day after day, alone on Capitol hill,
The audio fool with the foolish grin is keeping perfectly still.
But nobody wants to know him,
They can see that he's just a fool.
And he never gives an answer .....

But the audio fool on Capitol hill,
Sees the sun going down.
And the eyes in his head,
See the LP spinning 'round.

Well on his way, his head in a cloud,
The man of a thousand voices, talking perfectly loud.
But nobody ever hears him,
Or the sound his speakers make.
And he never seems to notice .....

But the audio fool on Capitol hill,
Sees the sun going down.
And the eyes in his head,
See the LP spinning 'round.