Politics and Hollywood do mix according to Michael Moore. The documentary filmmaker says he thinks actor Matt Damon should be the next president of the United States. He is not joking, either.
The outspoken liberal truly believes the Hollywood movie star is bright enough and big enough as a star celeb with political clout that come election time, he might just be able to knock it out of the park if he went head-to-head with incumbent president Barack Obama.
The news that Moore is publicly endorsing a political campaign run for president by Damon came as new news to the famous actor. The filmmaker spoke out to the press saying essentially that since the Bourne Identity star has been speaking out about politics and voicing his concerns about national issues that he has emerged as a voice representing both pragmatic independent and liberal voices.
The idea of a Hollywood star running for political office is not a strange concept to those who would be most likely to elect Matt Damon. Hollywood Dame reports:
Director Michael Moore has publicly called on Damon to run for U.S. president next year after praising him for taking a "courageous" stand against key political issues. Damon joined a teachers' protest in Washington, D.C. last month to rally against standardized testing, and he recently voiced his disgust at the way politicians were stalling on a deal to raise the U.S. national debt ceiling.
With Hollywood appeal and common sense, he could garner a great number of votes should he choose to run for office.
Because Generation X grew up understanding as teens that former President Ronald Reagan had a long, successful career in films before he began his career in politics. Before then, Baby Boomers watched him in movies with their WWII Generation parents long before he became one of the United States' most beloved Republican presidents.
Will Michael Moore giving his political endorsement to Matt Damon carry any weight with either the actor or voters who might potentially ask him to run for president? Only time will tell. Until then, keeping your ears open for personal comments to the media about his social and political philosophy as much or more than keeping your eyes on his red carpet appearances might be prudent.
Would you vote for the Good Will Hunting and Ocean's Eleven actor if he ran for president against Barack Obama? Would you vote for him after Obama completed eight years as the next registered independent or Democratic liberal? Do you think he would make a better leader than someone like actor George ClooneyÂ—who has been playing politics and dabbling in international human rights campaigns for years?
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