I never meant he couldn't have run, but what would be the chances of him having a real shot at winning. Winston's Human gave a lot more background on him and that experience may have been enough in TN. I 'm not sure he'd be running for pres now if he hadn't been on TV though.
I do think its disingenuos to imply a celebrity must run for office to have a legitimate reason to speak out. Poor unknowns like ourselves have the right to voice our opinions without running for an office, so why should the rich and famous?
Overall, I think I've pretty much posted the same thing about celebrities and politics but without so much negative emotion. I've repeatedly stated that its up to the public to decide if and what they listen too and allow themselves to be influenced by. Its not the fault of any of the celebrities if we, the voting public, have stopped thinking for ourselves. I really doubt that most see themselves as telling the masses what to do and what to think anymore than anyone else who voices their opinion.
As far as this thread unravelling, well, most threads get off subject sooner or later
so just add this one to the list.