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      A few days ago opie posted a story about the possibility of Oprah running for office that really opened up some good discussion about the pros and cons of Oprah as a celebrity running for office. This article I just posted here goes beyond looking at one particular celebrity but to all those celebrities who entertain the idea of running for office particularly the office of the presidency. Being a celebrity alone does not qualify one to hold office. Those celebrities who think their status as a celebrity gives them the qualifications they need to be president are just plain delusional. Populism seems to be the trend these days. Whatever happened to looking at the actual candidates and properly vetting them to insure they have the credentials and know of how to do the job? Running for the presidency is not a popularity contest. If it were then we would have our first female president sitting in office right now, that being Kim Kardashian because she has more followers on FB and Twitter than any other celebrity. Yes, I was being facetious but I had to be in order to make the point.


      "Celebrities are first and foremost successful, and non-politicians. The reason that this is attractive is that politicians are almost universally disliked and increasingly associated with being unsuccessful. They are not just disliked because of what they are alleged to do, such as taking bribes and helping their friends, but also because of what they fail to do – even though most voters will disagree on what that should be."


      With the elections coming up this year we voters need to start on our own looking at those running for office and what it is they truly have to offer, what are their credentials and what accomplishments they have to their name which makes them suitable for the job.


      https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jan...

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          Richard Caslon
          4 months ago

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          Great post, Richard. I certainly agree about our political decline. As I read somewhere, "we are no longer an electorate, we're an audience." Just because someone could be elected President doesn't mean that they should be. POTUS isn't an entry level job to politics and governing.

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              Stefanie Miller
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              "POTUS isn't an entry level job to politics and governing."


              That one sentence says it all. That is exactly the point I am trying to make and you did it in one sentence lol. Excellent!


              Putting people like that buffoon Trump in the White House only diminishes the role of the presidency and reflects upon us as a nation. Look at the amount of disrespect we are getting now where our staunchest allies no longer look upon us as the leader of the free world. How could we with a despot sitting in the oval office?


              Thanks Stefanie

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                      Richard Caslon
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                      For decades, we the voter voted for some one because he "looked" presidential or was handsome or could make a good speech or they had a D or an R behind their name. All wrong reasons.The same tired old people keep getting elected and most have done nothing for the country or people. The people are getting weary of that and now are grabbing at straws. There are some fine decent people in this country that would make a good president or law maker, but they will not put their family through the lies that will hurt and destroy them. Politics has became a game of who can destroy who the fastest. Money is buying the government jobs now. Soon, probably in 2020 a billion dollars or more will be raised to buy the oval office. Tired of the everyday do nothing Politicians. People are turning against the establishment. People scream "we need term limits" Hey, we have term limits, always have. The voting booth. There is no difference in the parties now...they both do nothing, in different ways.

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                          Richard Caslon
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                          Being successful in the business world is no doubt an achievement. Stark difference between business and Public Service. In business (in the USA), it is OK to be a Monarch . Ultimately your decisions are law even though you might seek council. There is no negotiating with a Congress who represent the wishes of millions and when it comes to who's neck will swing when cutting back, there are no laws that say you cannot save your own neck and sacrifice those below you.

                          That is why Corporatism is so dangerous. When Politicians use people and government as a means to unjustly enhance their own wealth, the will and freedom of the people diminishes and will if left unchecked, extinguish. For conversation purposes.....Lets say another person like tRump is elected, they do not just switch from self interest, to a nature of Public Service, even if that is their intention. The self interest, will always win out and the exceptions are so very few. We cannot afford more experiments, looking for that exception.

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                              Molly Reda-Schneider
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                              Public office is a "service". Anyone, rich or poor, who is elected to public office MUST have a heart to serve. Trump obviously has never cared about anyone but himself and has zero interest in serving anyone. An intelligent person would recognize that the skill set need to run a private enterprise is not the same skill set needed to serve in a public office, although one may be able to draw from that experience.

                              Oprah has a demonstrated history of helping people. She does not have a business or finance degree, so I am sure she relies on people who have that skill set for guidance. Her primary skill set is communication and there is no evidence that such a skill set precludes one from mastering the job of serving as POTUS.

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                                  Molly Reda-Schneider
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                                  We are not going to be able to survive Trump if we don't rid ourselves of him soon (impeachment or prosecution for illegal activity of some sort) and the thought of another following Trump is just to horrible to even begin to envision.


                                  Thanks Molly.

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                                      Richard Caslon
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                                      In my view, the reason for running for office should be that the person wants to achieve something, and therefore can announce a policy, and an objective to be achieved while in office. Just being a celebrity is a ridiculous justification for running for office. Certainly it helps if you are "friendly" to the camera, but the should not be the reason.

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                                          Ian Miller
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                                          I fear those were the good ole days Ian. We live in different times now where anyone can become a celebrity on the social media and become an overnight sensation which leads them to believe they can do anything, including being president..

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