10 Celebrities Who Would Actually Make Great Presidents of the United States
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You never know who’s going to run for president of the United States…or who might get elected.
Maybe if we make some suggestions, the outcome will be better (or at least different) than the 2016 race for the White House. We’ve rounded up some names you probably never thought of as potential candidates for the 2020 presidential election. What qualified them for this list? It might be education level, political activism, leadership capabilities, or even something as simple as charm.
At the end of the day, the president is supposed to be our leader. With so many celebrities out there attempting to use their platforms to change America, it’s only natural we’ll miss a few deserving names. If we do, be sure to let us know in the comments!
10. Chuck Norris
Our reasoning is simple…Chuck Norris. The memes would be legendary and would any other country in the world even consider screwing with us with Chuck behind the desk? Nah, he’d roundhouse kick ’em through a wall. In all seriousness though, Norris is a veteran who served in the Air Force and has been a long-running supporter of the Republican party. Norris would make for an amazing leader for the American people, but unfortunately, he is low on this list due to his stance on gay marriage (it’s not good), which would hurt his support from America as a whole.
9. Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
The only celebrity on this list who actually has put his name out there for a potential presidential campaign run in 2020. Johnson would be using his charm to try and garner votes. He is dealing with a severe lack of experience, but he seems to genuinely care about the country and would relish the opportunity to be open-minded and try and help America in any way he could. He’d have a lot of work to do, but obviously, crazier things have happened.
8. Alec Baldwin
His Trump impersonation are some of his finest acting ever, but it’s not just his impersonation of the current president that put him on this list. He has never been shy about his leftist political views; he also ran for class president during his time at George Washington University. His stance as an animal activist is something that we’ve grown to admire about him. Even through all the scandals, you can tell his heart is in the right place. Baldwin has admitted he has considered a career in politics but has never spoken directly about a potential presidency run.
7. Rob Riggle
Some may not be aware but Riggle is actually a retired U.S. Marine after 23 years of service. If you're of the opinion that a president should have experience in the military, then that should speak volumes to you. While it would be odd to have a president whose most famous role was having his – ahem – ding-dong shot off in 21 Jump Street, he’s more than just a funny man with a master's degree in public relations from Webster University.
6. George Clooney
Here we have a die-hard Democrat who has made his opinions well known throughout his acting career with extreme leftist views and his resounding support of former President Barack Obama. His education resume is not as extensive as others on the list but he has been a leader in humanitarian work in Darfur, Syria and has spoken out about Armenian genocide. Clooney’s natural charm would also be key in attracting votes if he were to ever run for president.
5. Tim Tebow
This might come out of nowhere, but Tebow has actually discussed the possibility of becoming a politician in the future. His degree in family, youth, and community sciences from the University of Florida would make him an ideal candidate for those looking for a president who values family and American lives. If you’ve never watched football, then you wouldn’t know how inspiring of a leader this man is and how his natural charisma is infectious and could lead to a strong personality in office.
4. Kerry Washington
We have a highly intelligent woman with Washington, a graduate of George Washington University with a double major in anthropology and sociology. She is an avid gay rights activist and is vocal with her membership in the Creative Coalition, a board of actors, writers, musicians, and producers that explore issues that are at the forefront of national discourse. Washington also has some family ties to politics with her mother’s cousin being former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell.
3. America Ferrera
We won’t lie, we think it’d be amazing to have a president with the name America, but Ferrera is one of the more intelligent actresses in Hollywood with a degree from the University of Southern California. She double majored in theater, but more importantly for the means of this list, international relations. She's well-educated and very active in the women's rights and Latinos' rights movements in the United States. She may be in her 30s, but she's doing a lot to help causes and would make an interesting candidate if she ever chose to take politics seriously.
2. Anderson Cooper
Cooper is a longtime TV host who has talked politics for as far back as we can remember. He attended Yale University and majored in political science. Honestly, this choice makes too much sense not to have it on here. We're sort of surprised it hasn’t been brought up more often. Winning the White House would also make Anderson Cooper the first openly gay president of the United States.
1. Conan O' Brien
The goofy red-headed comedian graduated from Harvard University magna cum laude with majors in history and literature. You can see on his show how in-touch he is with political issues even though he tries not to debate about politics. He always demonstrates a genuine concern for the lives of all people, not just Americans, and we admire that about him. O’Brien is an impressively intelligent man who could totally shock the world and win an election if he attempted.