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Posted on January 19th, 2018

As you have no doubt noticed, the Commander in Chief of our Armed Forces and the leader of the free world is a former reality TV show star. 

President Trump is not the first celebrity to become the President of the United States.  Hollywood movie and TV star Ronald Reagan served as our President from 1981 to 1989.  But he did not go immediately from the set of Bedtime for Bonzo to the Oval Office. In between he served two terms as Governor of California.  But the former star of the Apprentice is our first President to go directly from hosting a TV show to giving an inaugural address. 

Hillary Clinton and her fellow Democrats were stunned by President Trump’s election in November of 2016.  But they may soon come up with an approach that will lead the American voters to say, “You’re fired!” to the former Apprentice host.  It’s real simple.  In 2020, the Democrats can nominate a celebrity of their own. 

The Democratic celebrity frontrunner at this time is none other than Oprah Winfrey. That’s right, Oprah!  (Like Elvis, she is generally known simply by her first name.)

Oprah in effect announced her candidacy for President during a recent speech at the Golden Globes Awards Show. She courageously spoke out against sexual harassment, receiving an thunderous standing ovation from the Hollywood audience. 

As we all know, Hollywood has championed family values for years and encouraged abstinence for the unmarried and fidelity for the married.  Accordingly, like Claude Raines in Casablanca, Hollywood stars were shocked, shocked I tell you on recently learning that a powerful man such as Harvey Weinstein was sexually harassing women.  In this regard, they were much like New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand who after years of receiving political endorsements and financial contributions from Bill and Hillary Clinton, recently discovered that when President Clinton was in the White House he fooled around with an intern young enough to be his daughter.  Senator Gillibrand was so disturbed by this news she says President Clinton should have resigned back in 1998 when everyone else in America, except for Senator Gillibrand, first heard about it. (#lasttoknow) 

While Oprah may be the celebrity frontrunner for the 2020 Democratic party nomination for President, she is not the only potential Hollywood candidate.  A couple days after Oprah’s Golden Globes address, Roseanne Barr did her own version of #metoo, announcing that she too was considering running for President. Roseanne’s sweet and kind demeanor will be the perfect contrast to the incivility of President Trump.

Shortly thereafter, Dwayne Johnson, a/k/a “The Rock” appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, and announced that he too was thinking about running for President, bringing his vast experience as a professional wrestler and movie star to the Oval Office.  The news slightly irritated host Ellen, as she was about the tell the TV audience that she wanted to be the next President of the United States. 

I am waiting for similar announcements from Justin Timberlake, Honey Booboo, Lady Gaga, and the entire cast of Duck Dynasty. 

No doubt about it, the United States of America has become a nation of the celebrities, by the celebrities, and for the celebrities. 

If this trend continues, we Americans will soon go to the polls on election day and vote for the Kardashian of our choice.



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Grace: Cool!

Jack Greiner : Why don't you run?

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