MILAN, ITALY – George Clooney announced today that he will be running for President of the United States in 2012.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, the former Governor of California, met with George Clooney in Santa Monica on Saturday and convinced Clooney to run for President in 2012.
That’s right: George Clooney for President in 2012.
It’s true that Clooney is very close to the Obamas, but Clooney has not been happy with the way The Obama Administration (not Barack Obama himself) has been managing the country. “George feels that he can put together a stronger team than Barack Obama and can get the country back on track, bring the citizens of this country together,” said Schwarzenegger.
It’s been a while since we had our last actor president, and, whatever liberals may think of Reagan, celebrity earns you extra points with the public and knowing how to deliver one’s lines is an asset in politics, so Clooney already has an advantage over any potential democratic challengers.
Clooney’s girlfriend (soon to be wife), sexy Italian TV Host Elisabetta Canalis would certainly be the perfect First Lady. They certainly would be the sexiest President and First Lady in the history of the United States.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have come out strongly in support of Clooney’s decision. “I think George will be a great President, a great leader of all the people in the United States. I love Obama, but George would get the country back on track,” Pitt told reporters.
Pitt said that Clooney has already asked him to be his Campaign Manager and Chief of Staff. Pitt immediately accepted.
Clooney has one divorce in his background, but no scandal beyond clipping David O Russell round the ear on the set of Three Kings, which is the kind of thing that plays well in the Red states – much like shooting lawyers in the face. His closet is clean. Clooney might merely be expected to apologize for Revenge Of The Killer Tomatoes.
Politically, a Clooney presidency will probably strive to return sanity to the national debate. The American right has long smeared Clooney as just another loopy Hollywood liberal, but there’s no evidence that he’s anything but an old-fashioned American centrist.
What do you think? Does Clooney have a chance to become President in 2012?