While Donald Trump was not our first celebrity president (although that’s hardly how people would remember Ronald Reagan), and we’ve had other celebrities (Ahnold, Jesse Ventura and (blah) Al Franken), but there’s no question Trump’s unconventional resume and style will open the floodgates to other shall we say…interesting…candidates.
We’ve already reported here that papers have been filed with the FEC for an organization to draft Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson for president in 2020. Even musician Kid Rock revealed he’s considering a run.
And now it appears the U.S. might have its first transgender candidate in the form of Caitlyn Jenner.
Talk about opening up the GOP tent!
The Hill reports,
Olympic gold medalist and transgender activist Caitlyn Jenner is the latest celebrity to reveal she has considered launching a run for Senate, telling radio host John Catsimatidis she is in the process of determining her future in activism and politics.
“I have considered it. I like the political side of it,” Jenner, who is a Republican, told Catsimatidis on AM 970 in New York.
“The political side of it has always been very intriguing to me. Over the next six months or so, I gotta find out where I can do a better job. Can I do a better job from the outside? Kind of working the perimeter of the political scene, being open to talking to anybody? Or are you better from the inside, and we are in the process of determining that,” she said.
“Yeah but I would look for a senatorial run,” she continued.
Jenner told CNN’s Don Lemon in April she would “seriously look at a run for office.”
Well, she’s going to need considerably more than the three-tenths of a percent that constitutes the transgender population in the United States. And a platform that expands beyond LGBTQ rights.
You know, our Founders never intended our elected officials to be career politicians. Farmers, doctors and businessmen were expected to serve their terms and then return home to resume their livelihoods. So perhaps it’s not so crazy to think a career athlete transgender spokesperson might want to run for office.
Yeah, no…it is kinda crazy.
[This article was written by Michele Hickford, author of the brutally honest and bitingly funny Do I Need To Slap You?]