California needs a lot of help. In terms of conservative thought, there are pockets. But it’s basically been run into the ground by Democrats and could desperately need some good conservative leadership. But radio host and conservative activist Melanie Morgan is coming to the rescue. She’s starting a grassroots movement to draft a big name: famous actor and legendary Twitter star James Woods.
In an online petition started Tuesday on her site Media Equalizer, Morgan beseeches Woods to run in the Golden State’s gubernatorial contest later this year to counter the likely Democrat nominee, former San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom.
“James Woods, governor of California? Why not? The Golden State has a long history of electing leaders from the deep end of thespian pool,” the petition reads.
“From Ronald Reagan to Arnold Schwarzenegger, Californian voters actually seem to enjoy casting ballots for Republican actors.”
Since Newsom is “not appearing to give a damn about anything beyond naked political ambition,” Morgan wonders, “why not draft someone far more intelligent than any predecessor in that office?”
Morgan certainly has some pull in California. She was behind the recall movement to get rid of former Governor Gray Davis in 2004, even being called the ‘Mother of the Recall.’
Woods has had a storied career and is considered a gifted actor. He has been nominated for two Academy Awards and the winner of three Emmy awards. His movies include My Name Is Bill W., Salvador, Once Upon A Time in America and The Onion Field among many others.
“For eight episodes, he played himself on ‘Family Guy,’ in addition to hundreds of other roles as villains or heroes,” the petition notes. “Woods enjoyed a long career that only recently has ground to a halt because of his conservative political views.
“He’s since become an Internet sensation due to his brilliant, concise and downright scrappy way of summarizing a political moment, right to its essence.”
He reportedly has an IQ of 184 and it shows in his sharp wit on Twitter.
Republican actors have made it to the governor’s mansion before, so people in California, although more liberal, aren’t completely averse to the idea. And usually, their chances are better after a truly awful Democratic governor such as the present one, Jerry Brown.
And given the horrible alternative of Gavin Newsom, Woods just might stir some folks to make a different and certainly much better choice.
[Note: This post was written by Nick Arama]