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Why aren't more celebrities
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Posted By: Ketchuplover, 9/15/2019 6:11:21 PM

I thought we'd at least get Oprah. President Trump's victory was supposed to be the start of a new era of celebrity politics in America. He proved that a candidate with no political experience but substantial name recognition can win — that fame is, for many Americans, reason enough to give a campaign a serious hearing. For 2020, I anticipated the Democratic Party would respond in kind, and I don't think I'm alone in that expectation. My colleague Matthew Walther made the case this past spring that a celebrity challenger might well be Democrats' strongest tactic against


Trump was not elected because he's a celebrity. He was elected because he is not a politician. The Dems keep floating around Michelle's name -- -THAT would be a celebrity candidate -- because she is both a politician and has no credentials.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Bur Oak 9/15/2019 6:28:19 PM (No. 180793)
To answer the question, they don't want the responsibility, scrutiny , nor the pay cut. Talk is cheap.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: italianlooks 9/15/2019 6:28:21 PM (No. 180794)
A) baggage B) you can never tell if they are acting in real life!
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Jennie C. 9/15/2019 6:28:54 PM (No. 180796)
Oprah doesn't want the paycut ... which, of course, President Trump has had.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: cold porridge 9/15/2019 6:32:28 PM (No. 180798)
I think Hollyweird has shown America that there is no way in H3LL that they know at all what they're talking about especially when it comes to politics.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: cold porridge 9/15/2019 6:38:13 PM (No. 180802)
I think Hollywood has shown they have no idea what they are talking about when it comes to politics.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: cor-vet 9/15/2019 6:54:24 PM (No. 180813)
Celebrities like Alicia '#MeToo' Milano, Michael 'Buffet' Moore and 'MeatHead Reiner have pretty much proved to everyone that they aren't smart enough to be dogcatcher, much less leaders of the free world!
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Reply 7 - Posted by: JL80863 9/15/2019 6:55:28 PM (No. 180815)
Well there would be but a rumor got started that you had to know how to spell president.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Skinnydip 9/15/2019 6:59:02 PM (No. 180819)
Because none of them are smart enough to do anything but read a script. And then they need a director to tell them how to that.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Chuzzles 9/15/2019 7:13:25 PM (No. 180825)
Why don't they run? A pay cut for one thing. For another, they would actually have to work and be nice to icky people they don't like. Most of them could not take 1/16th the abuse that Trump has taken on our behalf. He stands between us and the evil elements of DC and they secretly know it. But celebs are superficial and trendy and it is not cool to admit you might be glad of that in Hollywood right now. A president has to stand by his word and Trump does. That is why he was elected. He is not afraid to roll up his sleeves and get busy and Americans can ID with that.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Plex 9/15/2019 7:15:19 PM (No. 180826)
There is also the problem of positions on issues that resonate with the public. Most celebs are foolish lefties and don't have any idea what voters are looking for. There are some but they would have to be willing to spend a lot of money.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: davew 9/15/2019 7:16:06 PM (No. 180828)
Maybe the answer is that Trump was a remarkable entrepreneur and real estate billionaire who made and lost and remade fortunes honing skills that are critical to successful executives. Maybe the answer is that Trump was framing his view of American greatness and its decline in the hands of politicians for more than 30 years before he finally decided to get into the arena. Maybe it was his circle of mentors and idea people that were as committed to disrupting the status quo Uniparty mentality of Washington as he was. Maybe it was the fact that everyone in the elite political circles including clowns like the author of this article dismissed him as a reality show celebrity instead of the charismatic and visionary executive leader that he actually was. If you can point to a Democrat that has half the real world pragmatic street sense that Trump has in addition to celebrity name recognition I'd be impressed.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Safari Man 9/15/2019 7:28:29 PM (No. 180834)
They got 25 Bozo the Clown’s trying to be the biggest Bozo. But its not very entertaining.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Kate318 9/15/2019 8:34:53 PM (No. 180858)
If you think DJT was elected merely because of name recognition, you are even dumber than this article suggests.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: zephyrgirl 9/15/2019 9:30:26 PM (No. 180884)
Most of them can't express a coherent thought, much less run enough state campaigns to win the Electoral College. Even some seasoned politicians botch the Electoral College thing - like Hillary.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: MNluxiegal 9/15/2019 10:20:35 PM (No. 180903)
Trump was a unique celebrity. He is a successful business man and has shown how capable he is. He has experience with executive responsibilities, and has turned Washington upside down. He governs as a businessman and not as a politician. That is why they say he is not capable. They do not understand him or business at all.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: anniebc 9/15/2019 10:20:35 PM (No. 180904)
PDT is a proven successful businessman who happens to also be a celebrity. He's run more than a lemonade stand, whereas obie hadn't run even that. PDT is a thinker and a doer not a schemer and manipulating liar like leftist politicians. He's more than qualified whereas the last President was way under qualified, even when he left office.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Trigger2 9/16/2019 1:39:13 AM (No. 180954)
Why? Two reasons: 1) They're too dumb; and ]2) They can't function without a script.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: PChristopher 9/16/2019 1:57:44 AM (No. 180959)
Because they prefer to sit on the sidelines and lob hand grenades
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Reply 19 - Posted by: DVC 9/16/2019 4:18:58 AM (No. 180985)
Really? Big pay cut, big pain in the neck for these really lazy folks. Besides, they HATE actually having to DO something, and thinking hurts their heads. Their idea of a hard day's work is saying a few dozen sentences written by someone else, and then "breaking for lunch".
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Reply 20 - Posted by: beancounter 9/16/2019 7:35:17 AM (No. 181041)
There is another possible reason: they all have something nasty in their personal lives that they don’t want to get out. It’s amazing that the only scandal that has come Trump’s way has been the Billy Bush recording.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX 9/16/2019 3:50:31 PM (No. 181561)
Because the majority of them are dumber than dirt.
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