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Filmmaker Michael Moore Thinks Matt Damon Should Run For President

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Would you vote for him?  While purely speculation, it is obviously not too crazy to have actors hold public office.

Matt Damon is clearly one actor who’s not afraid of a good political debate, but could he run for president?

Filmmaker Michael Moore doesn’t really see why he couldn’t. While participating in a virtual town hall hosted by Firedoglake over the weekend, Moore proposed the Oscar winner as an option for a third party candidate.

Now, Moore hasn’t spoken to Damon about his idea, but he does “think that [Matt Damon] has been very courageous in not caring about who he offends by saying the things that need to be said here,” Moore said.

“And if you want to win,” he continued, “the Republicans have certainly shown the way — that when you run someone who is popular, you win. Sometimes even when you run an actor, you win. I guess I only throw his name out there because I’d like us to start thinking that way. I don’t really want to spend a lot of time running symbolic campaigns.”

After speaking further on his perception that the Democrat and Republican parties are both very weak at the moment, and that he sees an opportunity for a group of people to come together and form a “new Democrat party,” Moore explained why he tossed out the idea of Damon as a potential contender.

Read the rest via Could Matt Damon run for president? – The Marquee Blog – Blogs.

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