The Real Damage of a Trump Presidency
For the 1,000th time, I voted for Gary Johnson in the 2016 Presidential Election.
Listen to the Beacon of Speech webcasts or read one of my multiple Blog posts, I have been very consistent and clear what my position was and I will argue with you the merits of Johnson's resume all day long in conjuncture with his platform as being the nominee from the Libertarian Party.
I contend now, as I contended then, that a vote for Trump was a vote against the way politicians do things, which wasn't necessarily a bad thing. But even before any of Trump's initiatives have taken effect, a chill has shot down the collective national spine as celebrities across the fruited plain have begun to test the waters for a 2020 presidential run. Trump hasn't inspired the leaders of the nation to seek office, he's inspired personalities to seek even more attention 4 years out.
Marc Zuckerberg - "WILL MARK ZUCKERBERG BE OUR NEXT PRESIDENT? It’s a serious question. “He wants to be emperor,” several people have told me." - Vanity Fair 1/13/17
Oprah - "Oprah for president?" - CNN 3/2/17
Kanye - "Kanye West announces 2024 run for president after meeting with Donald Trump. Chicago rapper-producer won't run against Trump in 2020." - Consequence of Sound 12/13/16
The Rock - "Dwayne Johnson is still thinking about running for president in 2020" - Sports Illustrated 11/15/16
Mark Cuban - "Mark Cuban Isn’t Ruling Out a 2020 Run Against President Trump" - Fortune Magazine 3/16/17
Editors Note: Fred has said on multiple occasions that if Cuban was on the ticket in 2016, he would have voted for him against Clinton.
Howard Schultz - Howard Schultz for US president? - Financial Times 3/22/17
Editors Note: On the other hand, Fred does not like Howard Schultz at all. - Beacon of Speech 2/15/17
Donald Trump - If he makes it through 4 years, who's to say he won't run for re-election? He already has had 62 million people vote for him once.
If you google Celebrities Running for President in 2020, there are all sorts of articles from gossip magazines listing even more 'rumored' candidates including: Tom Hanks, Katy Perry, Tim McGraw, Will Smith, Ron Perlman, Chris Rock, Waka Flocka Flame, and Bob Iger.
President of the United States = Punchline / Democracy run by Q Scores.