If there’s any overused cliche that I could use, I’d say that this election has taught us anyone can run for president.
This week’s article, which comes out of the poorly educated man’s newspaper, the NY Daily News, discusses Chris Rock, beloved comedian and faux president. In a tweet on November 10, 2016, Rock announced his candidacy for president of the United States.
Rock, who starred as a presidential candidate in 2003’s hit movie Head Of State, has not clarified if he truly intends to run. After all, we’re all saying a lot of things we otherwise would never ordinarily dream to these days. However, I am using this as an opportunity to endorse Chris Rock for president. I mean, like I’m seriously going to support Kanye West. We already elected a broke dick mother fucker this year.
In all seriousness, I do thoroughly enjoy Chris Rock’s stand up routine related to gun control. He discusses making each individual bullet $5000, thereby creating a financial incentive to be thrifty with your shots, as it were. It’s not a bad idea, and California passed a proposition on the ballot this year that mandates background checks for ammunition purchases. Not really the same thing, but still.
It’s been suggested, although without credibility, that Chris Rock’s portrayal as the first black man to win the presidency may have paved the way for Barack Obama to eventually assume the office. I’m not sure that is true. However, there was more than one portrayal of a black presidential candidate during this time period. For example, in 2005, hit TV series House: MD guest starred Joe Morton, who played Senator Gary H. Wright, a presidential candidate. Hugh Laurie’s character, Dr. Gregory House, discussed the possibility of Wright, his patient, having AIDS, labeling him as the “great black hope”. Sound familiar?
The full article can be found here.
Chris Rock announces 2020 bid for President with ‘Head of State’ throwback
If Kanye can do it, so can Chris Rock.
The “Grown Ups” star officially threw his hat into the 2020 presidential race Thursday, only 1,452 days before the next election.
“I’m gonna run in 2020 wish me luck,” the 51-year-old actor tweeted just two days after Donald Trump was elected.
Rock also included his presidential portrait from the 2003 movie “Head of State” in which he’s chosen as the new presidential candidate after the original nominees die in a plane crash.
The comedian joins a crowded field, which includes Kanye and Ron Perlman, who also began his campaign Wednesday.