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Thread: Would you rather have a clown for a president, or a comedian?

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    Would you rather have a clown for a president, or a comedian?

    So here's an article on the possibility of Stephen Colbert running against Trump in 2020.

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/25/opinio...ion/index.html

    The unintended consequence of pop culture and multimedia is that now entertainers are the best candidates for office because of name recognition and Q score.

    Is this the future of politics?

    So if the 2020 election winds up being Trump v Colbert, who gets your vote? (Please, God, grant us some viable 3rd party candidates.)
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    I'll take comedians potentially running for President in 2020 for $100, Catherine LOL. Seriously, I'll take a comedian over the current clown as what is happening in/with the US government these days is not at all funny. Rob

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    I'd vote "mime".

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    I tend to like Colbert, and his sister is in politics and can give him pointers, and he is from a great state, so I'd probably vote for him.
    DH wants a chance to vote for Al Franken.

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    I have the greatest respect for Stephen Colbert, and it wouldn't be the first, (or second, or third) time an entertainer ran for office; I'd certainly consider him. I'd vote for Al Franken, as well. .

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaneV2.0 View Post
    ... and it wouldn't be the first, (or second, or third) time an entertainer ran for office;

    Arnold Schwarzenegger
    Jessie Ventura
    Ronald Reagan
    Clint Eastwood
    Sonny Bono
    Donald Trump
    Jerry Springer
    Shirley Temple
    ...

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    You forgot Gopher, or whoever that guy from Loveboat was.
    I would say most you listed did at least an adequate job.

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    I thought that was Fred Thompson. Wasn't he on the Loveboat, or was it something else?

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    I'm thinking if PT Barnum were alive today, he'd be our next president.
    Now that they have gotten rid of the circus.

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    I thought that was Fred Thompson. Wasn't he on the Loveboat, or was it something else?
    The guy on Love Boat was Fred Grandy (aka Gopher) who became a congressman.
    Fred Thompson was on Law and Order.

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