The Pursuit of the Presidency?

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Could this man become President?

According to the man himself, there should be little doubt.

“A few years ago I said I honestly believe I could be President of the United States. Now, there were probably political experts that laughed. But put me on a lie detector right now and I positively believe I could be President,” Will Smith revealed in this interview.

His squeaky clean image makes a transition from entertainer to politician a lot easier than it would be for some actors like his pal Tom Cruise. I wouldn’t vote that nut into a bag of Planters.

And there have been other entertainers, namely Ah-nold Schwarzenegger and Jesse “The Body” Ventura, who have ventured into politics, making it all the way to governorship in their respective states of residence. Not necessarily to great results, but hey, the point is that both managed to make it to the mansion.

So what chances does Will have? Let’s look at the pros and cons.

I love this show, and if we’re going around electing entertainers, we might as well elect ones that are actually good at it.

I think maybe I saw five minutes of this movie on cable before a storm knocked the power out. Divine intervention? You decide. For the people I know people that saw this in theaters, they still want their money back. Will is still a good entertainer, but people do slip up, and I can only imagine what kind of political slip-up will match Wild Wild West.

I don’t like her. If people worried over what it would be like to have Teresa Heinz-Kerry has First Lady, wait until they get a load over the loonboon that is Jada Pinkett Smith. She’d probably convince him (by threatening to eat him alive) to allow her band to perform at the Inaugural Ball.

How great would it be to see Uncle Phil throw this dude out of the White House?

Outside of that, I can’t think of much else either way. Alright, “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit’ It” was the first thing that popped into my head, but I’m really trying to forgot that song was ever created. He’s pretty non-threatening, but he’s susceptible to a Negro wake-up call like many others, so we will just have to wait and see what types of reactions a Will Smith candidacy would garner.

No matter what, I like the man’s confidence. When you believe in yourself that much, you can pretty much accomplish any goal you set for yourself. Will Smith’s transition from goofy rapper to bona fide movie star is proof of that.

Ok, wait. I’m sounding a little too optimistic. That doesn’t go with the aura of the blog, now does it?

If this country can elect Ronald Reagan twice, we might as well give Will the benefit of the doubt.

There. That’s much better.

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