Michael Moore Wants The Democrats To Run ‘The Rock’ For President In 2020

Ford Springer | Contributor

The Republicans ran a television star for president and won, so why can’t the Democrats, asks Michael Moore.

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(Photo credit: ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)

“One thing the Democrats didn’t understand is that Trump is a beloved TV star,” Moore told Variety in a recent interview. “I’ve had this question now for almost 20 years–Why don’t the Democrats run Tom Hanks? Why doesn’t Oprah run?”

“Why don’t we run someone that’s beloved by the American people? Democrats always shy away from Hollywood, and I always say to them, ‘Really? Because out where I live, people love Hollywood! They love the movies. They love stars,'” Moore continued.

“The Republicans run Reagan, they run Schwarzenegger. Gopher from ‘The Love Boat’ was elected to Congress in Iowa. They run Sonny Bono. Why don’t the Democrats run somebody that people love?”

Moore said it’s a little too early to say who should run on the Democratic ticket for 2020, but he has some ideas for a TV star that could work.

(Photo credit: Getty Images)

(Photo credit: Getty Images)

“Run the Rock! Run the Rock,” Moore told Variety. “Who do you want for commander in chief? I want the f**king Rock! It would scare anybody that would hurt us. Think about how safe we would be if the Rock was president,” he continued. “Or Liam Neeson, but Liam Neeson can’t run because our Constitution says you have to be born here. So who’s the American Liam Neeson that we could run? Because nobody would f**k with him.”

Ford Springer



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