Zuckerberg signals intent to enter politics

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  1. Solomani macrumors 68030

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    Hooo boy…. this is going to be a doozy!

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    Mark Zuckerberg may be eyeing politics, report says

    "Zuckerberg sought to be allowed to serve two years in government without losing control of Facebook, according to court filings cited by the news service."



    Maybe when all the Millenials are finally grown up and the old angry conservatives are dead, "President Mark Zuckerberg" might be possible. :D

     
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    Kanye vs Zucker .. 2020

    Who would you vote for?
     
  3. chown33 macrumors 604

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    Gary Johnson.
     
  4. Solomani thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Well if Kanye won, First Lady Kim Kardashian would be a great asset in the White House. :p
     
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    The best political move Zuck can do is to buy twitter and shut it down so that it's not used by Trump instead of press conferences.
     
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    The only sane one, Jill Stein. [/sarcasm]
     
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    I don't care if he enters politics, I don't know enough about his views to have an opinion on him as a politician, but he needs to disassociate himself with facebook if he does it.
     
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    If the new guy won't do it why should Mark.
     
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    Busey - Nolte 2020
     
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    Id rather Meatloaf - Flava flav.
     
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    because hes a democrat
     
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    Hopefully he isn't quite as terrible of a person.
     
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    I would have gone with Barbara Walters for 2020.
     
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    Iswydt.
     
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    Gone too soon.
     
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    Radner was quite funny. It may be unfortunate, but sacrificing Kanye West will not bring her back.
     
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    Ah, the coked out stars of yesteryear.
     
  20. Solomani thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Gary Johnson on CNN Interview:

    "Facebook? Facebook? Ummm…. what's a…. Face Book….. OOOHHH…. ohhhh THAT…. yes, alright, that FaceBook…."
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    If Donald Trump refuses to dissociate himself from his businesses, then why should we expect any future POTUS to do so?
     
  21. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    I didn't vote for Trump, and his conflicts of interest were among the many reasons why I didn't vote for him. He also lost the popular vote by the biggest margin someone has lost it while still winning the electoral vote, it might come back to hurt him in the next election, or even before then if one of his conflicts of interest leads to his impeachment
     
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    I wasn't aiming that at you personally. Simply, I answered your question as to the theoretical Mark Zuckerberg corporate interests versus future political ambitions. And I answered it with the current situation where Trump refuses to dissociate personal business interests with political office. My take? HE WILL GET AWAY WITH IT. The GOP-dominated Congress will absolutely give him a pass. They will be too spineless to confront him about it, too cowardly to call him out (he is the token leader of their party after all) on something that is a glaring conflict of interest with a President.

    And because I predict he will get a pass, that he will get away with it….. then the precedent would theoretically apply to all future and potential politicians of the highest office. If in theory Tim Cook or Zuckerberg or even Larry Ellison or Steve Ballmer or Mark Cuban wanted to run for the highest office, there is no longer any precedent to tell them to dissociate their business interests.

    In this manner, Trump is setting a bad precedent. Sad but true.
     
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    If they're the CEO of a public company like Zuck is the board will probably make them leave
     
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    Well since Trump became president , it opens the door to pretty much any living thing to become president.
     

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