Are You For or Against Hollywood Actors Running for Public Office?
I'm losing interest in both "parties". The last 4 and a half years have taken a toll on me for sure, but am I ready for another Hollywood actor to lead Texas or even These United States of America?
I used to follow elections from start to finish. I would watch the debates, decide on my candidate, and award that person with my vote. Even before I was old enough to vote I loved politics, especially the Presidential campaigns.
There was even a time when I enjoyed the "mud slinging" from one candidate to another. The muddier the better. But now I'm all grown up and have found that politicians are only in it for themselves. They'll campaign on promises that are quickly forgotten the moment they get into office.
That was one reason I liked Trump and his "drain the swamp" platform that he ran on. I feel like it's time to get rid of these lifelong politicians who have completely lost touch with the people they are suppose to serve.
Now I'm seeing the possibility of some Hollywood actors talking about running for office. Matthew McConaughey is thinking about a run for Governor here in Texas, I've even heard talk of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson running for President. These guys are certainly candidates that would get some attention, but how many votes would they get solely on the fact that people like their movies? Is that really a reason to run for political office? Surely they would have some ideas and platforms to run on, right?
It's not really that uncommon to see Hollywood actors run for political office. Ronald Reagan was our 40th President, Arnold was the Governator for a while, Al Franken was a U.S. Senator of Minnesota until scandal hit. The list also includes Sonny Bono, Clint Eastwood, Jesse "The Body" Ventura, even Fred Grandy, who played Gopher on the Love Boat, have held political office at one time or another. The list is pretty extensive.
Some of those mentioned above did some good things, some didn't. So why are we to believe that McConaughey would make a good Governor? Because he was in Dazed and Confused? Or The Rock as President, because he's a bad-ass in every movie he's in?
I'll admit that I know nothing of their political vision for America so I won't bash them just yet. I also love the idea of "draining the swamp" in Washington and getting rid of the career politicians, bringing in some fresh ideas that appeal to the middle of the road voter like myself.
Do these Hollywood guys appeal to me? Not really as of yet, but if The Rock picks Kevin Hart as his VP and McConaughey uses " Alright, Alright, Alright" as his campaign slogan, I'm out!
I'll vote for Pedro instead.