Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Tom Hanks for 2020 (seriously)

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Would you vote for a Johnson/Hanks ticket?

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  1. YES!

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  2. No

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  3. who??? / their joking, right?

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  1. PracticalMac macrumors 68030

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  2. smallcoffee macrumors 6502a

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    Are you serious? You guys are sitting here complaining about Trump not having any experience, yet you're willing to support two people who have even less experience than he does?
     
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    No more celebrity Presidential candidates. Ever.
     
  4. PracticalMac thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Unlike some people, both of them a very intelligent and highly capable organizers.
    Hanks alone has produced as many successful movies as he started in, this is big money and must plan carefully to avoid bankruptcy. So, yeah, Hanks is a real business person.
    Besides, Presidents surround themselves with people who are highly skilled in specific fields: James Mattis for instance.

    Being a "people" person is also a critical skill, and these two are overflowing with it.

    As a final thought, there was another wrestler turned actor turned politician and was successful in all 3.

    Bottom line, these two have as much experience and ability as Trump.
    (Oh, just FYI, Trump also played in many movies ;) )
     
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    Never happen. People don't want smart talented celebrities as president. Only dumb illiterate ones.
     
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    Minnesota elected Jesse Ventura.

    ;)
     
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    And Al Franken.
     
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    Yup and he's actually a pretty good Senator.
     
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    Wasn't the same thing being touted around by the Reds about Obama?

    Pot. Kettle. Black..

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    I rather have both of them acting in movies, however I guess politics is one big live action play these days so why not? Certainly couldn't be worse than the hot mess we have right now, and probably would be a good deal better.
     
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    No?
     
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    You really should re-visit the media from when Obama first ran for president.

    You know..The REAL news media.
    ;)
     
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    Well, he wrote and performed both deadpan and absurdist comedy for years beforehand, so, ya know, the skills get honed.
     
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    So... what did they just say he's inexperienced? Sure ok. It's a legit tactic used all the time. That doesn't mean having a WWF star and some other actor run, let alone get into office, is a good thing. Jesus.
     
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    And the current situation IS a good thing ?

    ROFL
     
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    The Rock as president? Interesting..... what are his views on Global Warming?
     
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    FYI. Ventura had some government experience prior to be elected governor. He was the mayor of Brooklyn Park for four years.


    I think we've have enough of amateur hour in the White House. I would rather not smell what the Rock is cooking.
     
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    The entire Republican Party, including the "tea party", all ran on a platform that complained that Obama had no political, let alone military experience, and that was the biggest reason to support McCain.

    Yet your lot put forth a candidate that had even less experience than Obama, and now you want to complain about us saying the same thing about Trump?

    Again, Pot. Kettle. Black.

    BL.
     
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    My lot? Excuse me?

    They - the Republicans - of course attacked his "lack of experience". Why wouldn't they? It's politics.
    --- Post Merged, May 21, 2017 ---
    Did I say it was?
     
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    Then your discussion about nominating 2 people with just as little experience as Trump is a complete and total crock. So why did you even bring it up when you know it would get skewered like it has been this entire thread?

    BL.
     
  23. smallcoffee macrumors 6502a

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    Well, I would actually say he has more experience, since he's been dealing with real estate and finance in New York, but that's beside the point.

    But either way, I didn't "bring it up" other than to point out how silly the Democrats are being.
     
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    Real Estate and Finance =/= political experience.

    Yet did you bring it up when the Reds were being just as silly? I mean, consistency, standing by one's convictions, and all.

    That's the point: the Reds have no consistency, let alone the stones to stand by their convictions, yet expect everyone else to stand by theirs.

    BL.
     
  25. smallcoffee macrumors 6502a

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    Not really. And what you meant was !=. I don't know what =/= means.

    But real estate and finance require dealings with the government, permits, regulations, meeting with political figures, officials, etc... so you do get some experience by understanding processes.

    Bring what up? And standing by your convictions depends. What if your initial convictions were wrong and you changed your mind?

    Were you fortunate enough to attend college? If so, did you take any courses on, say, philosophy or political science?
     

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