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.
"Listen I throw these ideas out there, because I recognize the country I live in. Living in Michigan now, the main topic of conversation this week was the last episode of the 'Bachelorette,' and why did Ashley pick J.P. over Ben. That’s the country I live in, and they all vote. And I’d like to communicate with them," the "Bowling for Columbine" writer/director said.
"I know that they’re upset. And I know they don’t like these wars and they’re desperate for jobs. Living in Michigan, we’re living in a depression right now," he went on. "There really couldn’t be a better time to organize, to run a viable candidate. And to really say the Democratic party has not served us well, so we’re going to Democrats 2.0. We’re bringing it into the 21st century, we’re going to be called the New Democrats, or the Roosevelts, or the whatever you come up with, and we’re going to run people who are going to win."
What do you think? You can listen to the full virtual town hall here.
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I think I would vote for him.He is intelligent,he knows politics and he has studied in Harvard(though he hasn't completed his degree).But he himself hasn't declared any interest.However if he does run for president I would love to hear his views.
I would vote for Matt Damon.
What you need is a party that cares more for the people of the US as opposed to screwing the people of the US. You have the most corrupt gov't on the planet.
Mitch Daniels from IL should run..he is a very smart guy who gets things done...also knows goverment should get out of the way of progress
Damon isn't exactly Abraham Lincoln. People remember guys like Lincoln and famous pirate Edward "Black Beard" Teech because they were tall and naturally intimidating. Third world terrorist respect a tall man. No more short presidents. It invites terrorism when the world sees a short man.
A candidate who will actually stand up for America against Republican lies.
Yes, I would absolutely enthusiastically vote for that.
It is a shame to spend all that money on education . . . and then there is no jobs . . . maybe because the rich who employ people or start companies are taxed so damn much they have to farm their jobs out of this country . . . .
Citing Ann Coulter as support for any argument automatically debases it. EPIC FAIL!
Yikes – sorry – comment was made to Victor.
Matt . . . you're cute. Michael Moore seems to be a flake to me. I would like someone in Washington that knows how to budget. Not a Hollywood character. I rather cast my vote for Dave Ramsey, Suze Orman or a housewife that knows how (because she had to) pinch pennies and doesn't have to be on TV daily!!!!!
I loved the clip of him defending school teachers to that ignorant media fool.
Right. Exactly what we need. Another "intellectual" with no governing experience. Been there. Done that. Next!
An actor elected president! Ha! Conservatives in this country would never allow it!
Oh... wait a minute...
Yeah, that's just what we need...an opionated Hollyweird moron running for president.
I dont think we need another horse-mouth leftist elitist giving us their socialist opinions. The hollywood boys and girls have no sense of reality. They just think as a movie star their opinions are better then ours. Truth is, theyre usually pretty dumb and way out of touch. Keep your fat mouth shut and chew on some oats!
He is a little horsey, isn't he? Typical liberal know-it-all slime, who actually knows nothing.
He already has a facebook page, Matt Damon For President!
Matt Damon went to Harvard, also. He seems to have more practical skills than Obama.
I don't see why he couldn't do better than all of the lawyers that have run our country into the ground all in the name of profit, greed and power. We have failed ourselves.
Matt Damon: "Ma Damun!"
...Yes, Matt Damon is clearly one actor who's not afraid of a good political debate.
see, the thing is, Matt Damon isn't just "popular" (bleck), he is brilliant, articulate, aware, and really cares about the working class poor and middle class. He is a man for and originally OF the people... hmmm "by the people, for the people". MAYBE this could work. My opinion? He would win hands down after only a couple of debates, again, because he's intellectually formidable. DONE.
Wow jessie you are really a stupid person. Damon is about as formidable as a hydrant is to a dog. I would love to see any candidate wipe the floor with Matts gay ass. Then again Matt wont show for a debate because his mouth is always filled with George Clooney and some Hot White Cheddar.
I remeber my dad's take on 'saving private ryan' – "all of that, and in the end it was about the dude with the teeth?" Damon is a whining liberal demogogue, so he's a shoe in for the nomination.
"Matt Damon for president?"
I accidentally clicked on a link that brought me to this article. Of course I had to see what America's blogging after such a ridiculous article. I was not disappointed – MORONS. I am embarrassed to be American, and thankful for 911.
I threw up in my mouth reading this one.
Oh yea, that makes sense, run a candidate who wants to dumb down the educational system in this country even more than it already is. Makes sense to me.
This is a guy that recently said all teachers are in it for the love of the job. Why else would they work such long hours for such low pay (as he put it). 185 days a year vs. 230 or more in the private sector? Also what an idiotic statment to make as a blanket statement. Since his mother is a teacher, apparently he is an expert. Then when someone disagreed with him he made a verbal attack on that person and cursed at him. Yea, that is the mentality and temperment for the white house. He plays make believe for a living. Just because someone attended Harvard and has a big mouth does not make them presidential material
Oh, well, if MICHAEL MOORE says so...!
I was surprised to hear that fat phuque is still around. Figured a heart attack, or high cholesterol would have tagged him by now.
Newsbrief: obama hasnot done sh(t 4 this nation xcept sit courtside @ games and put focus on somn stupid when somn real goin on! And please matt damon? just go brokeback mtn ur buddie afflecky becky! U all r dumb as sh(t! Do somn obama cant and hasnt. Help ppl! This is so b.s. 2 c all wantn 2 praise him 4 nothn. This election will b a joke. If damon can run, ahnold might as well 2. U all r f(ckin stupid.
A smart Congress is what you need. everyone focuses on the qualities one man should possess. If you have 250+ members of Congress with more than half tied to special interests groups who have tenor and can coerce one man's (the president's) will to preside over ridiculous tax breaks then of course the his high praise coming from those with the biggest voice and deepest pockets for the president's action to make them more money without tough regulation. As long as people continue to put strong political focus on the presidency we will continue to ignore the rest of the moving parts.
Another offering from Hollywood who can only pile on sequels to pathetic rewrites of when they could actually come up with original ideas and real actors who had real talent. How about Damon runs through a grinding meat grinder, it would be the greatest service to humanity he could offer.
The question is... do the Bilderbergs want him in ???
No left please. America stay on course like Canada
Tommy Chong for President!
I used to think mm was just a very large bag of hot air. He actually makes sense today. Not about Matt Damon, but everything else. Is he not feeling well?
Matt will make a great President, I'll work day and night for him and why not? Matt2016 Let's Get It Done.................
They really should run him. He would lose terribly and embarrass himself whenever he was faced with a question NOT having to do with higher taxes or Sarah Palin, but it would be entertaining. Ben Affleck would obviously be VP.
Also, Moore should try to understand he's part of the upper class. Nobody thinks he's a spy living amongst the enemy like he says he is. When you say that in an interview, you pretty much confirm that that's NOT what you are...
I heard a rumor Will Smith was thinking about running.
He should stick to acting because I like his movies. I think it would be a waste of his talents to be president. Let some one else do the president thing. Matt should stick to movies.
That independents should run a celebrity candidate if they want to win is what I've been saying for years. By all means, please go ahead with this and make Damon our next president. Celebrities may not be the most politically knowledgeable people, but we have to accept that using their popularity is the only way that independent party ideals will ever make it into public office in the near future.
The Republicans would love for him to run. Read some history folks, a left of center 3rd party means the GOP wins, guaranteed. The one and only alternative to the right wing nut jobs is Obama and the mainstream Dems.
I think Matt Damon would be a fine candidate, but he can't be allowed to run for president until he makes another Jason Bourne movie.
Matt Damon is a less than average actor. He was adamant about Obama being president. He was outspoken about Palin, he made disparaging remarks about any conservative in the election. I do applaud him for at least being honest about not being satisfied with the job Obama is doing. However, Damon would not make it on the ticket, America is in trouble, but we haven't gotten this desperate yet. One loser in the white house is enough.
We currently have a president who can read a teleprompter. Do we want to replace him with another?
Well at this point I'd take him over Obama or what ever the Republicans come up with. I doubt he knows politics inside and out like they do, but at this point that's probably a plus. Doubt it would happen, though, but its a nice thought.
Well, he spouted off about Bill Kristol of the Weekly Standard and challenged him to a debate. Kristol accepted and Damon promptly turned tail. Yeah, presidential material alright, but only if you use the failed Obama or Carter as a benchmark.
It's Democratic party, not Democrat party. It's sad when you can't even trust CNN to report accurately. The Republicans started removing the 'ic' from Democratic party in their speeches a long time ago because it was a way to make the party sound less dignified. The media followed along like good little lemmings. But you'd never hear them refer to the Republicans as the Repub or Republic parties. Yeah, it's a subtle dig but it's an effective one. Stop it, CNN!
Is this the same guy that went on and on about Palin and in the same breath said he knew nothing about her???? No. We have enough of these types already running around making bad decisions. Actors act. Stick to Hollywood, dude.
Matt Damon is definitely outspoken. However, I would also point out his most recent comments that actually made me want to tell him to do what he does best...which is act. Small business owners need every dime to grow their business. Starting and selling several companies successfully of the last 15 years I can honestly say that when done correctly, the extra money I saved on lower taxes allowed me to hire more people (create jobs) and build the company. Each time I sold a company I was able to start another company and create more jobs. Matt's comments about raising taxes on small business owners cries of inexperience and elitism that only comes from his residing in the Hollywood clouds. Do I like Matt Damon...well I like him as an actor. Do I know Matt Damon – only really in character as an assassin (Bourne) – he is NOT even close to being qualified to run for President – Michael Moore just likes headline.
Michael Moore is such an idiot. Why do people print what he says?
I hope Damon doesn't run. Lets see, has never actually worked a day in his life. Was handed everything, attended Harvard, an actor that makes millions, yep, I say he knows exactly what the common man (me) wants. The last thing I need is some clueless individual running this country down to the ground because he has no clue what he is doing. But, if he does run, I won't be surprise if he won because after seeing Obama win I realize that the US population can easily be deceived and has no clue what they are doing themselves.
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Sure? Why not? "The President" is just a puppet for wall street and the Pentagon anyway that they stick in front of cameras for us and then make up idiotic issues about for us to fight about while they rob and steal and murder to their hearts content.
I kinda want that Turtle kid from entourage to be President. That would be a good show.
Although Damon is both a talented and famous actor, Moore is an just an infamous buffoon. If they both agreed to go away for a very long time to a faraway island – I couldn't be more pleased.
Campaign song: F*n Matt Damon? I guess its not much different that Al Gore's "BS" infused rant or Biden's BFD F-bomb. Where did all the eloqunce go in public discourse?
Ha well he already played a Congressman from New York in the movie Adjustment Bureau... I'd vote for him
Seriously? What big business or economic experience does Matt have? He is charismatic and can act, but we already made that mistake with the current president. Let's nominate somebody with some brains, regardless of whether or not they are the least charismatic person on the planet. The last thing we need is another puppet with a teleprompter...
This whole trend of voting for who you like most rather than who is most qualified is really tearing this country down.
Thank you for your suggestion Mr. Moore. Now pass the pipe to someone else.
Washington would eat Matt Damon alive and make him cry like a woman.
Run to Libtard California:)
I believe the Republican actor Mike referred to is Ronald Reagan. Unlike Matt, Reagan had already been a 2 term governor of the most populated state in the US. This said, it's like saying Matt should be playing on the PGA golf tour, because he played the part of a golfer in a movie! But then again consider the source, Mike Moore has never been a really logical thinker!!
I thought that myself before Moore suggested this! Matt Damon has so much common sense and is obviously intelligent. Obama is intelligent, but he has little practical decision-making skills. He also has not been leading well. Obama is just a good speaker. Not every actor is smart enough to run a country (for sure) but Matt Damon could do it.
Michael Moore is an idiot. He wanted Obama to be president soooooo bad. He will be the guy to stop the wars in the mideast fat boy proclaimed. Almost every day now our troops are getting killed but Moore never critisizes Obama by name does he? I wonder why? No b*lls that's why. He picked a loser.....and now he knows it.Now,of all people he wants a guy who has no clue how to run a city or state.....but he wants him to run this country? Reagan was a governor before running for president.....he knew how to govern. Mat Damon? Seriously,who is he?
Thanks for the faux slant on things. Keep on keepin on crackaman, don't let the brothers get you down.
I'd vote for Matt Damon. The Harvard-trained, Oscar-winning writer/producer/actor says what he thinks and I happen to like what he says.
We absolutely need more liberal contenders to split the vote and usher in the next GOP president.
Matt Damon's support for Howard Zinn and "A Peoples History" totally turned me off to all things Damon. Zinn was a revisionist historian who actively sought to be bias against his country and tacitly or overtly supported repressive regimes. Someone who goes out of his way to be a fan of that is not someone we need.
The Bourne Presidency? I'd vote for him.
Excuse me, but Reagan-since he became-pro life-is my all time favorite president...and will remain so at least until Palin (or Bachmann) wins.
I would not vote for Matt Damon but would vote for George Clooney.
Let's face it, he's a punky little d ick
He can't do it, he isn't used to having anyone but pleasers around him. Something happens to a celebrities brain when they get famous, they think that they are God. You can't be God and be President, as Obama is now learning.
What question was Moore answering at the time?
Who could possibly be a worse president than Obama?
Since when would any sane person listen to anything Michael Moore has to say?
If I had to chose between Michael Moore and Satan, I would chose Satan every time. I have no use for Michael Moore or his opinion.
Matt Damon would be the next Fred Thompson if he ran. My guess is that he would end up less beloved, less popular and completely unviable once on the campaign trail. I admit to liking some Matt Damon movies (although not the one for which he won an Oscar). But being a good actor does not necessarily translate into being a good presidential candidate. It did for Reagan. But Reagan had also been a governor for 8 years and president of the screen actors guild before that. He was an extremely experienced politician well before he was elected president.
I would vote for Matt Damon. There is no Republican qualified, and Obama has let me down. (I voted for him in 2008.)
The USA needs a Ralph Klein!!! Ralph Klein did what no other politician in the world has been able to achieve; namely: balanced books, the lowest taxes in the nation and no debt. When Ralph Klein was first elected premier in 1992, Alberta was facing a $3 billion deficit and over $20 billion in debt. Klein and balanced the budget in 1994-95 after a decade of deficits. He did so by cutting spending, rather than hiking taxes. The irony here is that a high school drop out could figure it out where as the MBAs and rich Hollywood insiders remain appearently on crack!
My friend had this idea he called "American Candidate". Its like American Idol, where between now and the elections, we vote presidential contestants off the show and at the end, there is one candidate left standing. And this person runs as an independent presidential candidate. Chances are, this person would fare well because the whole country had been voting for him all along like in american idol.
that's politics – a high school popularity contest
because of that – we get idiots who do not how to make decissions based on facts, but they can act like they care
we get to be the world's police force, even though we have children starving to death in our own country
AND we get to serve the wealthy, for we all will pay taxes from the day we are born to the day we die
that's what their god wants for us – to pay taxes, pay the church, and pay the ferry man
He would get my vote. I'd rather see him get it than one of those other dummies in office.
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No doubt Damon is a very accomplished actor but politics is another story. If he would learn politics by "on the job training" I think he could go far. Maybe start out as a Congressman – then move to Governor, or Senator and then the big jump to President. He's young and could develop over the next 10 years and then be ready for the WH.
I normally think actors who speak on political matters are idiots who don't know squat, but Matt Damon is actually a very smart man with good ideas and a lot of common sense too. He would make a better president than anyone the Democrats or Republicans are considering (think Michele Bachman, Sara Palin, Mitt Romney etc).
sure he's popular, but he's also really smart. i think michael moore may be on to something! l
I wish he would run so he could enjoy the endless ridicule and probing into his every move. Maybe then he would shut up for the next couple of elections.
Maatt Daaamon LOL!!
I don't know him, but I really don't think so. Then again a lot of folks voted for Sarah Palin because they thought she was hot and hip I guess that shows the true mental capacity of most Americans.
No President is going to fix our problems.
COULD he run? Sure. Would he have a chance in hell at winning? Absolutely not.
Michael Moore was dropped at birth ...repeatedly
Damon is a decent actor and I am a fan
but we should have learned with Obama that we need someone with experience to work effectively in DC
a talking head doesn't help – we need someone who also has the leadership skills
the AAA rating was lost in part to the lack of leadership from the White House down
just check out what the world press says about what is happening in DC
Woud you go to a doctor who was a trained electrician (and never went to med school)? Would you send your children to a school whose teachers had their training as a plumber and not in education? Why is it we assume someone with a political science degree is a bad person and has no business in politics? Lawyers and Political Scientists are no more corrupt than the humanity as a whole.
WE NEED MOORE...LESS
Michael Moore is an idiot, and these moronic comments of his simply demonstrate that. He doesn't give a damn about this country. He's a member of the "entertainment industry" (and a pretty lame one at that), and his suggestion that another such "member" should run for president just shows that it's all a big joke to him. He should crawl back in his dark little corner and STFU.
I like Matt Damon. He seems like a nice guy. I watch most of his movies.
BUT, Obama seems like a nice guy, has a beautiful family, looks presidential, speaks very well etc.
But as a president I think he is absolutely out of his league. I want experience. I want someone who has run something...big. We need a new tax system where no one rich or poor gets out of contributing, and it's based on what you buy. We have to cut spending. No one in private sector can spend more than they have. We have to stop protecting the whole world for free. They don't want our noses in their business etc. etc.
The mindless leading the mindless
OH PLEASE!!! Let's NOT confusing an actors ability to ACT with running for office! All Matt Damon does is NAME CALL all parties who don't hold HIS BELIEFS! Let him run. He'll find out just HOW "popular" he REALLY IS!
If Matt Damon were to run, I hope he has a decent VP. Alec Baldwin, Warren Beatty, or any one of the more intelligent Democratic politicians (like Barbara Boxer). Personally I'd like to see Barbara Boxer run with Nancy Pelosi, they're both very inspirational and brilliant.
Barbara Boxer has been doing a great job in California.
California is doing so well...we should definitely let her run the rest of the county, that would be smart.
@Mike: You say you are middle class and pay next to nothing in taxes and that the rich therefore are paying most of the taxes? Are you 5tupid? You might not pay a lot on April 15th, but have you looked at what comes out of your paycheck every month? Most of it is taxes. Just because you don't pay thousands in April doesn't mean you already haven't paid thousands.
Um, haven't any of you seen Team America? He's retarded.
CNN, Michael Moore also lists Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro as two of his favorite world leaders. Sure, lets value his opinion and make a story out of it. Have to hit that Ultra Left Wing Opinion Quota, eh boys? (Good job meeting that quota yesterday with the "Date Tips For Gay Men" piece from LZ Granderson and several others. Glad to know the CNN editors are on top of things for the DNC.
Matt is on this month's cover of Fast Company for his campaign to bring clean water to Africa – show me a politician who actually gives a damn about Africa other than to dump U.S. federal aid money in that region
It would be great to have a boy from Boston in the White House again...but he's Irish catholic- so that'll never happen- the Bush boys will have him killed like they did with the Kennedy's.
Okay people, let us not act like we are desperate. Just because the man demonstrated he forma coherent sentence does not mean he can run the nation. Fine that expresses his civic concerns as a citizen but let us not parlay that into actual presidential run. bad enough Michelle Bachmann has as much traction as she has, and she has done nothing thus far but smile.
@Pamela: Michelle's husband is also going "to cure" "the gays"
BY ALL MEANS, get Matt Damon to run! Hee-hee (rubs hands together).
All hollywood people only care about money and fame. Make no mistake.
We should bring back the Whig Party.
I adore Matt Damon and couldn't think of a better Hollywood figure to run for President; however, whenever a 3rd party is introduced into a race it serves to decrease the chances of a viable candidate to prevail. A liberal Democratic offshoot will benefit the Republicans, just as the Tea Party running separately from the Republicans would benefit the Democrats. Look at what Ralph Nader or Ross Perot could do to a race in their heyday. Let Damon earn his political chops the old fashioned way, then run for office on a major ticket. Then he could do us all some good.
A third party even more liberal than the one that's now in charge, no thanks Michael. We need to come back to the middle of the road, not go off the cliff. And, btw, Michael Moore is a fat pig.
No, they'll get an Australian actor
You are all going the wrong way, has anyone heard Mr. Ben Affleck speak on Policy, about the economy etc... He is extremely articulate, well educated, and would be a much better politician, although Mr. Damon would make a could VP, or Head of State
What a joke Michael Moore is. To think the guy makes money by catering to the liberal nuts who see him as a guru. What's even more funny is in private, he laughs at them and calls them groupies. Mat Damon for president? I wish he would run. Why? Because he would get the biggest slap in the face politically and he would not be as arrogant after as he is now. Better, let's have a ticket Damon/Moore, in other words arrogant/morn.
No third party candidate should run unless they are bring with them new third party congress members. Plus I'm should Matt does want the same thing that happened to Obama.
How about Matt and Mike put up or shut up. Both have followed the Liberal party line and said "Millionaires need to pay their fair share". Why don't they both overpay their taxes by 10% this year and set the example? They could even write out the check to the Government right now and I am sure the chosen one would even allow it on the White House lawn as a photo oportunity. There is no law that says you can't pay more than what you owe. All of those rich Democrats can show they really believe in and follow their convictions. They could shame the rich Republicans into allowing taxes to be raised. The can be shining examples of the behavior they want to legislate others into following.
What??? You don't want to be shining examples. I am shocked.
Reelect nobody until they get the message that we need real work out of our elected officials to solve the problems of the USA- Education, Health, Finances, etc.
Run for what? Town idiot? The guy merely spews lib talking points, and like most libs, he does not have a clue how to make things better. He might have star power, but his brain is like a BB in a boxcar. He's almost as stupid as Palin.
They both sound like good little communict slobs.I think I stepped on Moore in the cow pasture this morning.Theyshould both be flushed along with the rest of the sewage.
Lol to the people that are comparing Ronald "Conversations with Trees" Reagan to a Harvard educated actor. LOL indeed!
I would like to Michael Moore and Matt Damon hold hands and jump off the GW bridge !!
Correction: Mat Damon went to Harvard but dropped out.....for the record
Matt will not run for president for one and the other people that get into politics have been chosen buy corperations. Just look at Wisconsin bought and paid buy the Koch brothers one of the lagest polluters in american History.
Jim, you sound like you are gay, would enjoy a mouthful of my schlong and Im betting you would. Come here and get that cottage cheese you so long for.
Obama has already proven that someone with very little political experience cannot do a good job as President. Why beat the dead horse? Obama has done good things and bad, but his inexperience has been his Achilles heel this entire time. Can we please find candidates who have experience and a track record that proves they can get things done? I don't really care if the President does something I agree with or not...as long as he does SOMETHING!!!!
Matt loves a good fuudgepacking. Gays cant be president.
Ever heard of James Buchanan?
Neither slob Moore nor unschooledMattie (who owe EVERYTHING to American capitalism) have an iota of credibility on any matter except entertainment.
Moore needs a shave and a bath, BTW.
Well some here think Ronald Reagon was an honest man. Not a chance in hell he tried to destroy the middle class and also made it so easy to ship jobs over seas, and gave these corperations tax breaks on top of everything, and at the same time raised taxes on the middle class and some wealthy in the United states to have real change corperations should not have loop hole in the tax system they favor the wealthy and make to poor and middle class pay more, and if you think that the poor don't pay taxes have you bought anything in the untied states then you would know that even some poor that own homes don't make enought o rwrite off the taxes on thereown homes.
I like Matt Damon, but if Michael Moore supports him there's no way I'd vote for the guy for president.
Matt Damon, a B actor will never make it. What makes Moore thinks he is popular? He is no more popular than Obama is someone who can lead, ha ha!
Damon running makes as much sense as a community organizer running... so why not... he can mess things up just as easily as the clown that is there now...
Pres. Obama was a SENATOR. And a community organizer is a great way to show that you care about people and not money and power, like most GOP clowns.
Michael Moore is still alive? Are people still listening to that big sloppy bafoon? There are only a couple of Hollywood types that I'd be willing to vote for and most of them are dead.
Matt Damon? What about Obama? I thought we all loved Obama?
And let's see...Michael Moore is relevant because?? Oh, yeah, fat, stupid loudmouths need an idol as well.
This is so ridiculous. Damon is a good actor. He'll stick with that if he really has any brains (Harvard or not). He's got nothing to say or add to public discussion. He just mugs for the camera.
I've got an idea...lets all text "USA" to donate $10 to the federal deficit rather than "survive, or red cross, or Haiti, etc"
It would be nice to have a true honest person in Government . These days there are more than 80% that have been bought off by Corperations to keep there profits high and lower wages in America. Most of the people in the Untied states Have been brain washed by so many Oil commercials satying there isn't any climate change when all we have to do is look around the world to see there is a problem. The United States has not been about need it has become the United States of Greed. We need to end tax breaks for the most wealthy in America they don't create jobs they just have thing built over seas. I don't think that Matt would run for office, but yes we need someone that can't be bought off.
but, I don't like what he stands for.. so I guess I won't vote for him. His movies are ok, he's an average actor- there are better actors out there, but as a politician, I don't see it.
Micheal Moore has no creditibility and needs to stay out of politics
Matt Damon? But what about Obama? I thought we all loved Obama? LOL!
Big Bob: We all still love our president, Obama. For Matt, we are talking of election 2016-2017.
Matt's got my vote as well as many other educated votes. I'm sure those that voted for bush.....the first time, might think differently, but those that voted for him the second time.....can't think...either way. Plus, he's a much better actor than ronnie raygun.
I have noticed this phenomenon where people use words that seem to imply they are part something, even if they are not. You say "Matt's got my vote as well as MANY OTHER educated votes."... this implies that your vote is educated – just as educated as those "other" votes were.. but I don't buy it. You are just one vote in the crowd. Perhaps my vote will cancel yours out.. who knows.. but tagging yourself as educated won't sway people to seeing your point in a better light. I don't think it takes an "educated" vote to put someone like Matt in the office. Matt is probably as unprepared for the job as Obama was.. and look where that is getting us... it is not a good place to be.
The only thing scarier than handing the keys of the country to someone like Sarah Palin would be handing them to someone like Matty Damon. Come back down to earth, Mr. Moore.
Not politics! He'll lose his bite. The world would be better served if he becomes a teacher and puts his money where his mouth is.
I could see Matt running and winning. He speaks his mind, is intelligent, and just may be the person or type of person we need in office. Interesting that Michael Moore brought this up, very cool and interesting.
Im gay all the way and I vote for having Matt pretty mouth wrapped around my rod. After he finishes doing the black boys, of course.
HA HA HA What a loserrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Such a left wing nutt. He can't even run for a good role that want-a-be.
Matt Damon went to Harvard university, and he I think he is really smart. Ronald Reagan used to be an actor, and not a good one as Matt.
Born Matthew Paige Damon
October 8, 1970 (age 40)
Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.
Education Harvard University, Did not finish
When are these "stars" going to learn,we don't care what they say,we just pay to watch their movies. They entertain us,that's it.
Yes, because it isn't like we elected an actor as the governor of one of our most populated states, or as President...wait...
Sonny Bono, Fred Thompson, Ronald Reagan, Jesse Ventura, and Arnold Swarzenegger are on the phone for you. They want to remind you of how much of a hypocrite you are.
The Adjustment Bureau says "Yes".
Kim Jong Ill for VP and Castro for Sec of State.
Michail Moore – fabulous, he spins stories for his point of view and you people take it as gospel. He's a pig!!
Sure, he could run... anyone can. Could he win? Probably not. I like his moxy, but it takes more than moxy to run a country. We don't need another president with little to no experience governing (or managing) people.
Oh good grief,Damon is a rich boy,has never known what it's like to work,that's why he has no personality and so bland. I'll take Mark Walberg any day,he's got character,because he's had to work for what he's gotten. Moore is a big old homely thing and just blabs.
OMG an actor says something and because he can act there are a lot of bozo's that think that makes him smart! Amazing!!!
I bet Brad Pitt is gonna run, why else would he/they be quitting show biz?
His best role was in Team America.
I'm MAAAATTTT DAAAAAAMON. Derp.
Anyone can run, inlcuding Damon. He's smart and charismatic. Problem is, he's factually light, and any opponent could tear up his philosophies with cold hard facts.
Well then. Moore has lost his mind. Again. Moore ought to know better than to reach out on such a limb. Obama may have many republican enemies but, he and the dems have plenty of tricks up their sleeves and the pubs / bags have not fielded anyone scary to Obama especially not Palin or Trump. I predict Obama again along with dems controlling house and senate. Pubs can screw their majority up without any real effort. Tea Party may as well be called the evaporating party. As soon as people wake up and realize that they are just pubs calling themselves bags they will be rendered irrelevant like Perot.
Do you seriously think he'd want the job? doubt it.
What do I think? I think a political pundit would be good for Damon, but Hollywood should stay out of Presidential jobs, I voted for Reagan and we haven't gotten over that yet.
How many of these blowhards caterwauling and rending their garments over the mere notion of casting a vote for Matt Damon hold fellow SAG alumnus Ronald Reagan as their personal hero?
Hypocrites, the lot of you!
You want something besides more politics as usual in Washington? Then STOP SENDING POLITICIANS THERE!! Just because someone's got 20 years of "experience" in governorship, congress, or the Senate, doesn't make them a viable presidential candidate on its own. It simply means they're well-experienced at playing the game and have probably long since been corrupted.
Does this mean I'd vote for Damon on a whim, or anyone else? No, but I certainly wouldn't dismiss him out of hand simply because he doesn't have a bunch of political experience. Look at where all that experience has taken our country in the last decade or so. Nowhere good, that's for damn sure. Perhaps a drastic change is what we need.
You forgot...Ronnie was a Gov before he was the Pres.
Daninal thinks Jennifer Anniston is smart! Then you must be pretty Stupid!!!!!
Since I can comment on Matt Damon but not get one through on the children in Somalia I have to say that I wish I could feed them ALL! G
There are a lot of smart people in the world. It doesn't mean they should be the president. It's scary that the American public would actually vote for "just any person" for the most important on the planet. I think Jennifer Aniston is smart, maybe she can be president too. Sorry, I'm not ready to let jusy anyone run the country.
Yeah, right...Jennifer Aniston is real smart...she knows how to change boyfriends every single week...ha,ha,ha.
I think he'd make a great president.
He has my vote, better than what we have out there now to choose from.
I wonder how many tax shelters damon has....
you think he or moore or any other hollywood liberals have tax shelters? you think they pay full pop while regular americans are hurting?
NO GAY PRESIDENT!
George Clooney is humpin Matts skinny butt till its raw so they both would be disqualified to run for pres as they are GayTools and ButtHumpers.
Smart people do not run for President anymore.
You got it right...remember...PALIN, the half-quitter, from alaska??
Michael Moore... please go away. You are not liberal, you are just... silly
Why is it always the jewish opinion that is given in media? Ever notice that fellow Americans!! We can ill afford israeli nations controlling what we read and what we watch any longer!!! Boycott jewish media!!!!
israeli nationals need not control our minds, wake up and fight back!!!
Jews have big noses and are good at opening, sniffing butts and eating beef-a-roni from dirty butts.
It doesn't matter who occupies the White House – candidates in both parties make promises they have no real authority to deliver on and the general public eats it up like a bunch of lemmings every four years.
Why run for President, he holds no power. Congress runs the show!
An endorsement by Michael Moore is not a good thing! If we do fin someone capable to lead, I hope he keeps his mouth shut on endorsing!
BEN AFFLECK FOR VICE PRESIDENT!!!!!
Damon and Affleck = Dumb and Dumber hahaha
I love Matt Damon, the actro and father figure! But no one should vote just because of those reasons. We would have to know his stand on all the issues! I belive we are all so desperate for anyone besides Obama we need to be careful in 2012 and vote a better leader in.
That's how you get a loser into the oval office ,a bimbo eruption at the voting booth !
Jesus Christ save us all!
Didn't he already to that? Good luck getting him to do it again.
I loved both Matt's & Mike's performances in Team America: World Police. Their best work ever really.
We already have an actor in the White House!
Anything Michael Moore is for, I'm against. The guy is a horse's *ss.
I'd vote for him.
My democrat vote is wasted in Texas anyway.
@ A&M Professor- If you do not like the Republican South, move to the Democratic North.
I love this idea! It's about time we elected someone who was in touch with the plight of the common man...and what better person that a Multi-Millionaire Celebrity who is being offererd up by another Multi-Millionaire Celebrity. What could possibly go wrong with this?
"[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 that folks is why he could never become President.
He might make a great President, who knows, but as most people know politics has little to do with your character and doing what needs to be done.
If Ronnie can run for president and Arnie for governor than Matt can run for President too and by golly most likely get in..especially if he knows his stuff politically ,he has the right mixing *
Shawn, thanks for reminding those people. Actors are human beings, too. They may act, but they may also be intelligent (and qualified) to run for a political office.
Running charities as a celebrity is much different than running a business or running a country. Celebrities usually have the worst matrix combination: High Ego, Low Intellect. I agree Matt is probably smarter than the average joe, but he is an actor- a pretender by trade. We need somebody with experience to run the country, otherwise we would end up with a leader who would let our our credit rating fall, let unemployment surge, give trillions to banks (duh), fail to lead, and who would scrap the manned space program. Because hiring an eloquent, well spoken, harvard educated actor just doesn't work.
In canada they call themselves the NDP new democratic party. They haven't helped much there. When the declaration of independace was signed and they basically commited treason against the British how many signed. Maybe that is the whole problem just to many sitting in Washington with to many opinions on how to run the country. There was a time when the president said jump the rest of them said how high. Government is way to big.
I think I had a little blockage, but after reading something from Michael Moore, my bowels can once again flow. Michael Moore...better than Ex Lax...
Everything Michael Moore has said in the past has proven to be true. I am starting to really believe this guy.
OK. The right had their joke candidate...Donald Trump.
Now it's the left's turn. Matt Damon.
Moore's an idiot ... although Damon's a great actor, he is just that ...
You just cannot tell...remember Ronald Reagan!?!?
Apparently liberal democrats cannot find QUALIFIED people to run for office.
yes, Palin, Trump, and Bachman are such shining examples of experienced, qualified politicians... republicans are so superior to the rest of us.
Sheila, i agree with you...110%.
Shelia. You are a fat piggy girl so your opinion doesnt count.
And yours, too...Big Roy...grow up!!!!
You know if Michael Moore thinks its a good idea, it's DEFINITELY a bad idea.
I would like to see him or anyone primary against Obama.
Michael Moore saw Matt Damon in a film playing a politician. So, to Michael Moore's, Matt Damon is a politician. What do you get when you cross a Michiganite with a cow pie? Yup, you guessed it: Michael Moore. Have another Super Big Gulp, Michael.
at first I thought; that's a stupid idea – halfway through that thought I realized, how could he be worse that what we've been having?
Michael Moore is a huge fat ass with not only a big mouth, but a big butt. Shut your face, you low life. No one wants to hear what you have to say anymore. Go eat a donut.
Maybe Michael Moore should run... not for president of the U.S. but just go run a little. He's so smart when it comes to saving the country with his half story movies but doesn't know jack about counting simple calories and how to not look like a complete slob. Fix your own shop Michael before trying to fix everyone else's. Come to the realization that the work you've done will be quickly forgotten b/c you died of heart disease before you turn 50... your ranting will be lost. If you want to make a difference... take care of yourself. Be a good role model. Choose a healthy meal instead of the McDonalds drive thru. Once we see you can take care of yourself, we might listen to you.
That's hilarious. Right on, man.
Seen the wonderful work Matt has done with Water.org and the fact that he actually cares for all people and their needs I would certainly vote for him.
He better not pick his girlfriend Ben Affleck as his running mate.
It is not the President that we need to change. It is the members of congress that make up the House and Senate. That is where we need new people that are willing to sit down and compromise for the good of the country and not their political agenda or party platform.
I'll vote for Matt Damon. He is one celebrity who is intelligent... with good education from a very prestigious college, smart to be strong-willed to express his strong opinions about politics, and kindhearted to dedicate his times on global charities. (Remember Reagan...a mere actor and became a popular president!!) Go Matt!!!!
Well, we all know what an expert Chunky Monkey is on politics. Maybe he should stick to commenting on "all you can eat" buffets.
Since he seems very intelligent I doubt he would want to run.
Matt, please run.
Bloated communist Michael Moore once tried to put a ficus tree on the ballot, now Matt Damon. All things considered, I'd rather vote for Ficus–it least it's wooden acting style would come natural.
You're kidding about the ficus, right? Cause I can only imagine a commercial like all others, and then we see a potted plant. It seems like an SNL sketch! At the debate, when it's the plants turn to talk we just see shot of plant. Though, here is what a ficus would stand for:
Why? Electronics don't use paper, crack and pot both come from plants, and recycling is the greenest thing in the book!
Does Michael Moore understand elections AT ALL? Yes, Matt Damon is one of the more intelligent, outspoken actors, but what would him running accomplish? It would guarantee a Republican victory by taking away Democrat voters, which is a result I don't think Michael Moore or Matt Damon would want. As much as Moore may want to support mixing it up and drawing attention to the certain issues, he just sounds like an idiot.
It may or may not be a good idea to run Matt Damon–or his friend Ben Affleck, for that matter. Both are self-taught on matters of policy and politics, and their wealth of knowledge–especially should they run together–is impressive.
The biggest problem with this article is that Michael Moore has no credibility with anyone beyond the farthest of the far left. He may have had important things to say, things about which he was right; however, his malevolent vehemence, sprinkled as it is with intellectual dishonesty, rule him out as a trustworthy voice of reason in our current political discourse. When Wolf Blitzer, Sen. Alan Simpson, or Bill Gates recommend Damon for President, then maybe it will be worth discussing. But Michael Moore? For better or for worse, the answer is still no.
Moore is a fat bas tard and Damon needs to stick with acting. Why actors think their Hollywood lifestyles compare to everyday working Americans is beyond me.
How about the half-dozen charitable organizations he runs? Do those indicate familiarty with an upward struggle? How about Damon's having grown up working-class? His success should mean, in the conservative mindset, that he is virtuous and worthy. Forget the fact that he has started–not carelessly tosses money at, STARTED–foundations for, among other things, providing clean drinking water to world populations that don't have it? Sounds pretty in-touch to me. Did you even know that there were parts of the world where local tyrants control drinking water and won't let the populace get any? I'll bet you didn't. So Matt Damon is more in touch with life-or-death class struggles than you are. Maybe you should bone up a little before making snap judgements.
Agree with Ridge... fat bas tard.
Running charities as a celebrity is much different than running a business or running a country. Celebrities usually have the worst matrix combination: High Ego, Low Intellect. I agree Matt is probably smarter than the average joe, but he is an actor- a pretender by trade. We need somebody with experience to run the country, otherwise we would end up with a leader who would let our our credit rating fall, let unemployment surge, give trillions to banks (duh), fail to lead, and who would scrap the manned space program. Because hiring an eloquent, well spoken, harvard educated actor just doesn't work.
Ridge/Bob: Just a friendly reminder...Reagan was an actor before he became a...not only a president, but a very popular president. Matt Damon will be NEXT!!!!
California Girl: Reagan was a no-sh!t ass kicker, Damon would be a no-sh!t ass licker......
Sean, that is one big problem here in America. America has to deal with so many people who are immature...people who talk with no sense, no class-act, like you. Grow up...and pick your words properly. Show us you are an educated American citizen.
HAHAHAHA!!! AMERICA.......F#@K YEAH!!
@ jed: Do you mean (to spell) DIARRHEA? And also 'Matt should be able TO TOO'? My advice: get a dictionary and use it, before you try to spell big words. sheesh.
What the hec! I'm already Prez of OOTCKC, how about I run & take my members w/me? We'll straighten things out! What ya think, Charlie, BV, Mad, Fernace, Alecia, Evel, Mario, & all the rest, you in??? :)
That's what's up! Hollllla Washington......we've got it covered.......and with style and panache
Michael Moore should run ...to another country
There ya go Matt, you done got your first endorsement.
An idiot telling a moron to run.....sounds like our current political climate.
Remember former president Reagan. He was a mere actor prior to becoming a popular president. So, you really cannot tell.
I will certainly and definitely vote for Matt Damon...very intelligent, kindhearted and great personality.
Perhaps a more fitting position for Matt is spokesmodel for Oscar Meyer weiners!
Michael and Matt could then eat all the weiners they could handle.
I would like to see his weiner
For Dee above: Michael Moore is not chauvinistic. If he indeed said that Sarah Palin should stay in the kitchen, is because she has no place in trying to run for office of President or Vice-President, for that matter. Don't you see what he's trying to say????
As for Michael Moore fabricating material for his movie – that is ludicrous!! Open your eyes and ears, people, and learn what is happening in your country. It is no longer the belief that the government works for the people and that everything they say is true. Are you not experiencing this very situation right now in government?
Michael Moore, you are a very intelligent man and you should know by now that it doesn't matter who is elected president of the US. He or she is not going to make much of a difference, it is the bloody system controlled by the corporations, banks, multinationals, etc... these guys also controlled your politicians who are the ones who vote to stop any changes that will benefits the average Joe. The system is rotten. You should know these basic principles of the capitalist system. You are looking for the Lone Ranger to come to the White House to clean up the corruption. There is no Lone Ranger, Michael. Wake up. The gap between rich and poor is getting bigger every year, did you know that.
"Michael Moore, you are a very intelligent man..." From that lead, in "Socrates," I can say with confidence that you are not.
Maybe Robin Williams can be his running mate? Seriously don't we have enough idiot talking heads in Washington already?!
Way to set the bar high.......does anyone really take this guy seriously?
I know some "Progressives" do! Absolutely frightening.
My first piece of advice for Matt Damon if he does run is to distance himself from fringe lunatics like Michael Moore or be dragged down by them.
Why not? Can't do any worse than the last two clowns or any if the azzhats in Congress. If my choices are Obama or any of the current loser-crop of GOPs I'm not voting anyway....
Not voting? Then don't complain.
Run Matt run! We really need a third party.
Who cares what Michael Moore thinks!?!?!? This isn't news!!!!
The problem is that Hollywood types like Moore use their celebrity to spew left wing, lost-in-unreality nonsense. The "progressives" listen, nodding thier moony-eyed heads in agreement...then they go to the polls.
These comments remind me of Idiocracy.
Then you should feel right at home!
Like I'd vote for someone Michael Moore picked... I thought the article was saying Matt Damon should run because of his recent comments (meaning, run for his life). Michael Moore could use some running, too. On a treadmill.
All I need to see is two words-Michale Moore-to know I will find something irksome in the article. Moore has long been held up as some sort of folk hero, but is rather loony. I used to admire his pluck until I found out how much of his mockumentary films were fabricated. Go enjoy one of your several huge homes, Michael, and complain about America's fat cats who made money by scamming. Look in the mirror while you do it, ok?
Moore is a SICKO.
And...Matt Damon is NOT.
The fat communist pig Moore has spoken
Just typing in a remark like that shows you have no intellectual integrity. You're closed minded, short-sighted and bigoted. You couldn't recognize a line of reasoning if you tripped over it. And... you don't have very good mannesr, either. Michael Moore is brilliant. He oversteps the mark sometimes and takes things a bit far, but his research is good, and his heart, unlike yours, is compassionate. Matt Damon? With a little political background, yeah... I could see that. He's a smart guy – I don't care how he looks.
Great idea!!!!!! Dems have NOT served us well. It's time for REAL change we can believe in. We need a new Democrat type Tea Party. I say we call it the REFORM Party. I already volunteer. GO MATT!!!! You can win.
Neither of the two parties have served us well, time to quit acting like fools and vote the bums out!
THINK INDEPENDENT, VOTE INDEPENDENT!!!! 2012
I agree-what about the Problem Solver party? We could totally show up the Democrats and Republicans but going in there and fixing all their problems and then we'd fire them all because we'd prove they're no longer needed : ) That's what corporations do btw.....
Michael Moore should run. He's already demonstrated an extraordinary ability to lie. Perhaps he's a bit over-qualified in that area.
I hear you.... but DC already full up on the sack of sh$t position.
Michael Moore proves again he's willing to talk at length about any subject for which he has no particular knowledge.
Nothing more comical than two idiots patting one another on the back.....
No..would be funnier with Al Gore, Matt Damon and Michael Moore in a group hug.
...or a circle jerk, which is what all of this equates to.
I like how Moore always brings up how he lives in Michigan as though he is one of the common people struggeling to make ends meet. This guy is no different than any other media source today, it's all cut-and-paste to make the public believe what you want them to believe.
I am big fan of Matt Damon-the actor. Other than that he is just another spoiled liberal who has not seen a hard day in his life. In an interview he said that teachers work for low pay and long hours but he is against that they get paid based on merit. I bet his kids go to a nice private school...
Moore's kids go to private schools.
Typical liberal drivel. anyone who thinks people should get paid based on seniority rather than merit and job performance is pro-communism and doesn't understand the basic tenets of the American system. You work hard and do a good job, you get rewarded. Quit asking for handouts just because you are lazy and/or dumb.
Sure, but you left out the part where he also stated that his mom is a hard working school teacher and has been for a very long time. Its not like he doesn't know what he's talking about. Perhaps half of the people on this board should learn some facts before posting nonsense.
His kids probably do go to a private school. Honestly, if I were rich and famous, I'd put my child in a private school also. Not just because I was rich, but so he could be around people that weren't in awe or hate of him because of where he comes from.
Manda, I know his mom is/was a teacher in Cambridge. I also live in MA and I know what kind of contracts public school teachers here have: very generous ones. And they should have good working condidions and pay! BUT the contracts here are written so that the interests of the teachers are more important than the interests of the students. And that's why we need merit pay for teachers. If you need examples the space here is not long enough.....
DRRRRR MATT DAMON!!!!
lol. Thank God someone used the obligatory "...Matt.. Damon..." quote. I thought I was about to scroll all the way down to disappointment.
Who cares who runs? It doesn't matter who wins. The President is just a figure anyway. The Democrats and Republicans are all horrible. No good choices. I don't even think I will vote anymore. My vote doesn't count anyway. The Representatives and Senators are bad too. None of them look out for the average person in this country. They all have their pockets lined with money and they could care less about the rest of us. Look at the BS with the Financial mess. They all are guilty of ruining this country. It doesn't matter who runs, they are all bad and nothing will change.
Did Damon even go to college or just acting/film school?
He actually went to Harvard and dropped out 12 credits short of graduating. I believe it was to complete the screenplay for Good Will Hunting.
I think we had enough of nincompoops in the office.... how about people with some real business experience. Let's all stay away from lawyers, sports team owners, actors and no more experiments please – we now know how those end !
I'll take anyone with experiernce at this point, regardless if they are a lawyer, sports team owner, etc. Enough already of someone whose sole talent is his/her public speaking ability.
Could not agree more! Let's get a self-made business person in office to fix the problems!
He want to spend more than Obama.Typical high order mechanized thinking liberal that think if u just keep spending money u don't have, that it will solve everything.
I am stupid. But I dont got tattoos like Courtney Love and Larry Flints daughter Frances Bean.
I sincerely hope you are not teaching English. Yours stinks.
After what I have heard from both Matt Damon and Michael Moore, only a complete wingnut would vote for either for anything more than a dog catcher, no offense to the dog catchers of the world.
I think we had enough of nincompoops in the office.... how about people with some real business experience. Let's all stay away from layers, sports team owners, actors and no more experiments please – we now know how those end !
Because pretending to be someone you're not is the best training possible for president? Or being well-spoken and/or charismatic? That approach isn't working out so well for the guy that currently has the job is it? Maybe JOHNNY Damon should run for office. Why not? I'll be looking for Michael Moore's endorsement of Johnny to make national news soon.
Johnny? His name is Matt dipsh!t.
"Johnny" Damon is a baseball player, you moron! He's trying to make a point and your not smart enough to get it!!!
He is a loud mouth, but not what one would call an intellectual. He says ridiculous things and if someone disagrees he starts to swear and tries to intimidate them. Not much depth there.
If that's true, provide some examples
Are you talking about that video on him the other day? oh please, that wasnt intimidation by anyone's definition. He responded passionately about something, thats it.
Hitler was also passionate. Americans are such sheep: they'd vote for anyone with a little passion and a sunshine smile.
Pravda – how about you get off your own butt and look the references up yourself. There are plenty of examples out there. Damon is known for shooting off his mouth with little to no substance behind what he says, and as Rb noted, Damon starts swearing and trying to intimidate whoever he is talking to if he doesn't like the questions they are asking or what their opinion is. Just what we need in the White House, huh.
I would love to see the only guy in the Universe with a"high order mechanized thinking" run!! Come on Matt. U & ur hollywood morons all know what is best for the rest of us small folks. Please start the New Democrat Party (2 members only) & run! That would be great!!
Until the entire GOP, Tea Party and current crop of Dems are gutted, no one will be able to accomplish anything in Washington and no decent, honest politician (if there is one) would be in their right mind to even attempt a run, or want this job. The next President will merely be another fall guy for the previous adiministration's failures.
He's hot. I'd vote for him. :)
Typical leftist! The women who fought for the right to vote are turning over in their graves at your comment. Ann Coulter was right about female voters.
And that's the depth and extent of your voting criteria? God help us all.
No doubt you voted for Obama...
Well considering most people who like Sarah Palin are males who think she's hot, why not?
A. Goodwin...you stated it perfectly well. I agree with you all the way.
There's a huge difference though:
Palin = hot, hot, hot, but NO brain
Matt = hot, hot, hot, and, INTELLIGENT.
@Victor: And your comment would make you a typical right-wing nutjob. Negatively stereotyping all women based on one comment.
Eww. He's chauvinistic. I remember him thinking Sarah Palin should stay in the kitchen. He shouldn't be putting ANY woman down. Besides, Michael Moore is double-Eww. Why would we do ANYTHING he suggests?!
What is your source for that. Please provide a link.
Agreed, provide the citation to where you think he said Palin should stay in the kitchen.
Good grief – I'm a woman and I definitely think Palin should stay in the kitchen – or the living room or the den or the garage or the bathroom – anywhere but in politics!
It wasn't a kitchen, fool. It was an outhouse.
Get all the f...ing men out of politics is it not obvious they have f'd this country up enough in the last.......let the women in there and we will clean house and get the job done....couldn't be any worse...lol
Sarah Palin should stay in the kitchen, doing dishes, like a woman should do when you have no other valuable skills to offer the family.
Yeah, Palin...stay in Alaska, stay in the kitchen.
Sarah would be out of her sphere of competence in the kitchen. Let's see, sphere of competence?????
I@Mara.....I love the way you think. You obviously know the position you women need to be in.....as you stated "cleaning house." STFU
Sarah Palin has no clue what a kitchen is as her children were left to fend for themselves. I don't consider Sarah an admirable human being, mother, or politician. She is simply a pair of breasts implants with fake teeth who has sold out to big business.
I was not aware anyone cared what Moore says/does.
Most of the people that bash Moore also believe that their vote counts, either republican or democratic is the right party, and that we are at war because we were attack by Taliban. So, as you can see, mostly idiots.
Only the Republicans.....
We really don't give a damn what this POS has to say about anything , except maybe restaurant reviews .
Nice non-sequitor Conky...
That's part of the problem. Too many politicians are concerned about offending people whose brains aren't working right anyway. If I ran for office, I'd flat out say, "If you are a racist, a xenophobe, or think that people who disagree with your politics are un-American, I do not want your vote."
He could run for President; however, it's OKAY to say what needs to be said, no matter what you've said and who you have said it to, when you are a simple civilian, BUT when one runs for President, there's a lot of politics and politicians that you CANNOT offend. When you're running for President of America, you're on already broken egg-shells that people require you to NOT mend or break even more. So, I think anyone who wants to have an opinion should stay a civilian and NOT run for President.
That is the problem with the gov't right now. They are all worried about who they are going to offend because they want to be re-elected...they want their pay check...they want their retirement benefits and speeches. They do not care about making the country better, just as long as it runs well enough for them. Until someone runs for President that does not care what the rest of the gov't think and does what is best for the country, America will not get better.
@ Tired- Someone DID do that or do you not remember President Bush? Now, because he did what he thought was right and honorable, America believes that he was the worst president of them all. What about President Lincoln? No one wanted him in office. In fact, he tried SEVERAL times for the Presidency and when he DID get into that office, he turned everything upside down and literally caused a Civil War. Controversial topics and I don't wanna get "into it," but I thought I'd bring up someone people who DID offend all the right people.
I am not sure exactly what you are talking about. Lincoln definitely did not want to be POTUS. They came to his house and told him he had won the nomination that he didn't even strive for. He was depressed te entire time he was President and he cared deeply for this country, so his desire to help this country in its most dire time should not be confused with his desire to actually be POTUS.
1) I'm not a guy.
2) You should consult a History book before you talk/type.
Anyone can run..........isn't that obvious.
Oh, yeah...remember the name, "PALIN!!??...HA,HA,HA,HA.
A new Democratic party? Kinda like Roseann's Green Tea Party? I don't think so! The question is really Should Damon run for president & in 10 years, maybe the answer would be Yes!, but not today! We have quite enough to contend with & don't need an actor, who for whatever reasons, wants to throw his 10 cents into the ring! Most Americans are outspoken, these days, willing to speak the truth! If that's Moores only criteria, I'd rather pick some person posting on these blogs, an average joe/ josie, not a rich c-leb! We have enough of those (wannabees) in Washington!!
Yes, but at least he had the nerve to tell Congress that he had no problem paying more taxes because he made over 250k a year and that he as well as other high salary making individuals, should. That they should do their part to contribute instead of getting huge tax breaks. He also spoke out about the No Child Left Behind act and how that needs revamping too! Maybe if people actually listened to what he had to say in the face of Congress, then maybe their opinions of people would change.
have you heard of Ronald Reagan? Suck it dipsh!t.
@Manda – And that's the arrogance that many people have with liberals. He's ok with paying more taxes...so that means everyone in his situation should? I make well under the upper tax bracket that you refer to and I think the rich pay enough of the countries taxes. As a middle class person, I pay next to nothing in income tax. Do you think Matt would pay for someone to mow my lawn and do my dishes? I don't see why rich people can't pay for those chores to get taken care of for me. They earned that money for my benefit, right?
Mike – Do you realize that most people with a salary over 250,000 pay NO TAXES at all ! And you still think they should keep all of the cushy loopholes and susidies when you and I pay more than our fair share? Are you really THAT STUPID?
@ Mike: " I pay next to nothing in income tax." Um, I hate to ask the question then, maybe you're not paying as much taxes as you should be? If you truly are Middle Class (like I am) then you would not make that comment. The world's problems can't only be fixed with taxing the rich, but when people like Warren Buffett states that his secretary pays a higher percentage in taxes than he does, we have a serious problem on our collective hands.
@ Mike – Do you make a living legally? If you pay hardly any taxes and are middle class that leads me to believe that you have illegal means of making your living. I am middle class and like most honest, hard working Americans approximately one-third of my income is taxed! Tell all of us what your trick is (as long as it is legal)....
correction on last post.....ALL of my income is taxed! but one-third of it goes to taxes....
@Josh. I respect Buffet's accomplishments, but the Left quotes his "secretary" statement as if it has broad application to all rich people, when it does not. Buffet pays a lower rate of 15% on his "earned" income because he works all day investing long-term as a strategy. To do this, he has to invest capital in stock, hold the stock longer than a year, then sell at a profit. All the rest of us working stiffs (and Buffet's secretary) get the same opportunity – we can invest long-term and get a 15% rate on gains. But most of the rest of us also work for a salary and pay up to 36% on those earnings. Day traders and short-term investors also pay up to 36% on their short-term gains. There are very few like Buffet – who trade long-term for a living. If the US changes the rules and taxes those that trade long-term for a living (hedge fund managers) at regular rates (up to 36%) but allow the rest of us who work and invest to keep the 15% rate, then there will be extra revenue to the Treasusry, but it will be a spit in the ocean – and it will affect maybe a few hundred or a few thousand people at the most. So quit quoting Buffet way out of context.
@Amused – did you really say "Do you realize that most people with a salary over 250,000 pay NO TAXES at all"? Where in the world did you come up with that statement? Very recent data (2008 tax year) shows that the top-earning 5% of taxpayers (AGI over $159,619) earned 34.7% of the nation's adjusted gross income, but paid 58.7% of all federal individual income taxes.
it is a popularity contest...now if we could have someone popular and with balls then something might actually get done.
When people stop confusing popularity and charisma with ability and brains THEN maybe we will get something done!
@Oakhill – A leader needs charisma, ability can be lacking if they have the brains to pick the right people and the charisma to get those people to work for him. Likewise, charisma can gain the person popularity. So in the end it's charisma and brains that are requirements for a good leader.
Matt Damon has them all...charisma, popularity and intellectual brain!!!!
Of course, cause being popular and pretty is all you need to be successful at running a business or country.
Man this country is so fkd with so many of us thinking like you.
You know who runs countries and businesses the best? Boring, old, usually unattractive accountant types.
Elect boring smart old people, party with exciting stupid young people.
'Tis fairly simple, stop mixing the wrong ingredients and maybe the cake will actually taste good again someday.
Please remember REAGAN. He was another attractive and charismatic ACTOR who BECAME A U.S. PRESIDENT THAT EVERYONE (UNTIL NOW) ARE LOOKING UP TO.
Being someone who is plain-looking and smart to run a successful business or country must be nice, BUT BEING GOOD-LOOKING AND SMART, AT THE SAME TIME, IS EVEN NICER. GO, MATT...
David Jon Sponheim is running for President under America's Third Party (www.AmericasThirdParty.com). He has a chat show every weeknight where you can ask him questions directly at http://www.tinyurl.com/ATPBlogTV – He's not afraid to speak his mind and his popularity is growing every day. He has innovative solutions to America's problems.
Damon has popularity AND brains. Harvard educated. Wrote an Oscar winning movie straight out of college. At least as talented (lol) as St. Ronny. Could do worse–Governor Hair, Sarah the beauty queen, Michelle the Wingnut.
Intellect is highly overrated, and Washington thinks itself to be full of it ...and it is. What passes for intellect is NOT wisdom. Mankind needs to grow by letting go of outdated mental programming that's not beneficial to today's human being or conducive to his growth.
NO, actually Matt Damon should shut up and stick to acting... otherwise he comes off as a blowhard, kind of like Michael, so not surprised on the recommendation
I would vote for Matt if he ran for office but my advice to Matt is don't run. I feel that Matt can create a larger impact for change by staying on the outside of the political arena and directing and controlling the pressure inward.
Thanks for all your talents Matt!
Ron Paul... the answer America needs
Damon has NOT A CLUE how to do anything but support his own wallet and agenda. He's a dummy. Move on.
What the hell, we don't have anyone in there now worth a damn
@ The Eternal Satyr:
How dare you! My father is an employee at the Federal Reserve. There are people there who do not regulate the banks. They have an entire PR department. I'm offended by your complete lack of respect for the people who run our country. Oh, and your little conspiracy is pathetic. The Fed was created by Congress, so how can POTUS be it's puppet? I suppose Ben Bernanke decided to kill Bin Laden. Tell me, does that sound stupid or what.
I'd work for his election – and vote for him – in a heartbeat!
What has been the deep ceded problem in this country for far too long, has been our voting of Hollywood celebrities into office. THIS MUST STOP!!!!!!! I remember when Warren Beatty was talking politics and considering running for office. This is where this allllllll began.
Hollywood will be our demise as one country. MARK MY WORDS.
Matt Damon was a Fine Arts major at Harvard. This degree qualifies him to serve coffee, not manage the economy. Good God, who's next, Sarah Palin?
Matt Damon is an actor...someone who memorizes scripts. Of course he can be President! He knows how to memorize the lines fed to him by the real power...big business or labor unions...take your pick.
Matt Damon for President....ha!
From what I know of him, I think he'd likely be the best candidate–IF he ran as an independent. He's charismatic, intelligent, educated, knowledgeable about politics, and willing to fight against injustice. My only real concern is that he SEEMS to be a bit too politically liberal, and that might prevent him from being able to make some of the tougher choices necessary for the overall goodwill of the nation. Remember: a President generally doesn't make the laws. He's more like an ombudsman. His powers are best used to investigate, oversee, and intervene when necessary. Someone who is a political outsider (an independent, not affiliated with a party). who is morally upright and honorable, and who has the support of the American people, is what the nation needs. Damon MAY just fit those criteria.
If only we could make it a requirement that a presidential candidate be highly intelligent that would eliminate most of the Republicans as we know that the only thing conservative about a Republican is their IQ ... Bush at 100 and Palin at 80.
If you actually watch interviews with Matt, he's actually a really smart guy. He's just as smart as that slimy Mitt Romney and smarter than Barack Obama. Matt also has charisma, and more stomach to stand up for whats right and end the reign of warmongering for "freedom."
I'd vote for Matt! He's articulate, intelligent, and brutally honest. It'll send a clear message – NO MORE Establishment!
Let's get rid of career politicians, while we are at it. Term limit all the elected officials – no more ASSAD-ization of any political office.
Personally, I love Matt Damon as an actor, but that does not mean I would vote for him for President. I would have to know how he stands on the issues. That is what I look for in a president. Not just if he/she is popular.
Same as your mouth.
I can't wait till his skit with Sarah Silverman comes out during the election "I f..ked Matt Damon"..Maybe he will actually win.
I have to correct myself "I am F..king Matt Damon" is the skit. See it on youtube.
Honestly everything I have heard from this guy is smart. I might just vote for him.
Matt Damon = intelligent and kind, great personality...a class act. I will definitely vote for Matt.
lol Has anyone heard Matt Damon speak for 3 seconds without a script? He has the philosophical and political intelligence of a prehistoric rock.
Another person with no actual knowledge of the country nor the system that governs it. Isn't Obama enough proff that talk is cheap you have to have done something to be President. Ridiculous proposals like this only promote the general sense of lack of responsibility that exists today throughout the country. Pay your own way, get off the dole and stop spending other peoples money because you think you know best.
Hey BobbaFett...Matt Damon went to Harvard. Where did you go to college at? Yeah...I kind of thought so.
You guys who are being negative about Matt Damon are plainly "jealous." Too bad...Matt can act, as well as talk with sense.
This is a joke right? Who in their right mind would vote for Matt Damon for president. We are already the laughing stock of the world and we are just looking to turn ourselves into comedy central if this what we are looking for. We need a common everyday working man with the intelect to run for this office. Someone who will focus on America and not the rest of the world. This is America and we have never in the past needed anyone else and we sholdn't need them now. The world needs us until times get tough and then they take advantage of us. We need someone who will turn this around and say if you want our help or protection it will cost you. It will cost you money or oil or land etc. We are not the world police but we protect countries and then they slap us in the face and drain our countries wealth with raising oil prices. Makes me sick of our national leaders. NAFTA needs to go. If you want to sell things in the USA it will cost you and cost you dearly. Bring America back to America. We make everything in this world that we need except for ENOUGH oil and we should be able to bargin for that rather easily as we are a major world power and most everyone across the world is still fighting with sticks.
Matt Damon stands for education – I'll stand for Matt Damon.
Hey Chuckles: We are already aware of the long narratives you just presented. Matt Damon may just be the next official to be able to help with those issues...who knows. He maybe an actor (he needs to make a living, too, right!?, and ...he entertains us all with his very good acting...right again!?), but at the same time, he is one potential candidate who can talk intelligently and with sense. Will certainly vote for Matt Damon!!
matt should stick to acting.
When he argues he does it with words that most people do not know. He uses intimidation as a weapon
but really nevers says anything. If you wanted to argue with him faxs don't matter.
Sounds like a normal politian.
But then, what if he falls in love with a ballerina?
So your are telling me that someone without a political background should not run for office? That is just stupid! Look at what the so called political master minds have done for this country? They have run it into the ground for self profit and self affirmation! If you say that Matt Damon is stupid without a script then think again! This guy is very smart and very driven and would never need a script to beat you in a challenge of the mind. I would support him if he ran for office, and I call on others like him to run for office. I see no reason that you family name has anything to do with your ability to be in a position of power. I am sick of the political families that run this country today! It is time to stand up and change this country, that is unless you are happy with the way it is going! Are you happy with this country w3?
If we Americans are stupid enough to make Matt Damon president, then we deserve to lose everything we've worked so hard to achieve. By the way it should be "Matt Damon should be able to too" not "Matt Damon should be able too to" you idiot.
Aren't half the republican representatives ex-athletes at this point? What's the difference?
Funny. I don't see either Moore or Damon saying they make too much money, giving up Hollywood lifestyle, living in a small middle-class home, driving a Ford and donating the rest of their fortune to the poor. But that's what they expect all the other "rich" people to do. What a bunch of hypocrites.
It would be great if they can bring a third party because US needs it badly now
why not? I'd probably vote for him... I can think of alot worse leaders than Jason Bourne
If Matt Damon wins, it will be the apocalypse. His last name, Damon, means Demon in the Old Testament if you hold it upside down and shine red and blue lights at it on page 26. As a Demon, that means he is a son of Satan and only here to collect souls for Hell on a massive scale. Only good Christians will be left on earth for 2000 years when they will ascend to heaven leaving earth empty except for Rush Limbaugh who will walk the earth as an immortal soul. Not because he is blessed by God but because pills will keep him alive. Also Dick Cheney will walk for all time and be in charge of security and to make sure the duck population doesn't explode and ruin the ecosystems.
You might want to learn how to properly spell. It just makes you look stupid.
Thespian not lesbian.
riiiiiight.. never mind that he's married and has 3 children. it's the new trend in LESBIANism, that whole being MALE and impregnating women thing.
I'm a lesbian trapped in a man's body.
Spell much?!?! Idiot.
If he wuld run Steve wuld voat fer him.
So does critiquing someone's spelling and not their argument ...
And that is from a female from California.....
then you probably want Kim Kardasian for vice. I mean vice president. You bubble head! We already voted in someone without experience. Look where this meatball took us! Worse then Bush! (never thought that was ever possible)
They have a third party it is called the Tea Party
Yep they are the best and let's pretend.
The Tea Party is nothing more than a subsidiary of the Republican Party, their parent company. The managing partner of the Tea Party is the oil and gas industry.
Yeah? Perfect for the Democratic nomination! Third parties never win anyway.
Then he is head and shoulders above anyone currently running for president.
Obama went to Harvard and look at our country its a mess. A first sitting President that brought our credit rating down.
Bush went to Yale and look what he did to our country ... two wars, destroyed our economy, deregulated the oil and gas industry, ruined our credibility in the world, ... . I'm still waiting for Bush and Cheney to be arrested and tried in court for war crimes.
I think Kim has more in common with Sarah. I don't see Kim as a Democrat.
I think Americans have already proven themselves capable of electing stupid people ... Bush / Cheney. Fortunately, Matt Damon would not qualify in the stupid category.
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