With the 2016 election results still making waves across the internet, it’s never a bad idea to discuss the people we as a people would love to see running for election in 2020. At this point, we’ve exhausted all expectations for the election and have allowed ourselves to open the door to some crazy happenings for the future. With Donald Trump being the president-elect, we can now safely make lists of people that we’d like to see run that have no place in politics. Beyond all doubt, the man with no political experience won. That much is now true. Whether Hillary Clinton has the experience is no longer applicable.
When the year 2020 comes around, and we can happily watch as Donald Trump and Mike Pence make their way out of the White House, we have to consider who we want in their next. Do we want another candidate with no experience? Or do we want someone on the inside that can actually give us the change we want. I mean, we were close with Bernie Sanders, but we all know how that went. Anyway, I would like to put forward a list of potential candidates that would have the balls to stir things up in politics. It’s about time we ditched every effort we have toward getting Donald Trump out of office, and it’s now time to put our best foot forward to make this country be the country we can be proud of. Because right now, this election has given us something to never be proud of.
15. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
Seriously, this one is so perfect that we almost expect to see Dwayne Johnson put his name on the ballot in 2020. He wouldn’t have the run of the mill motto either. If anything, his motto would simply be…”can you smell what the Rock is cookin’?” That alone would convince enough people to vote for him. He would turn politics into the world’s biggest wrestling match and it’d be the greatest thing the world has ever seen. And when the Olympics come around, countries would fight to the death to take the crown for their country. It’d be a worldwide phenomenon and it’d all be because Dwayne Johnson was running our country. If you don’t think this is a good idea, just think about when you tune into the news and the headline reads “President Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson body slams Russia into submission.” It pretty much writes itself. We need to make this happen.
14. John Cena
Put this image in your head real quick: “Announcing the 2020 President-elect…AND HIS NAME IS JOHN CENA! (dun dun dun dunnn)”. If that alone doesn’t give you enough reason to write in John Cena for president in 2020, I don’t know what will. While John Cena may be one of the most favorable and hilarious memes that has ever graced the internet, he’s also one of the most kind-hearted individuals that would also be a perfect fit in the White House. Much like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, the entire world would instantly be thrown into a worldwide wrestling match for the “best country on Earth” title. Of course, I can certainly understand the issues that would come with this. I mean, when the conventions come around, or even the primaries, the room will be filled with the golden meme John Cena is known for. He’d run out to the podium in nothing but his cargo shorts. Actually, when I put it that way, John Cena would be the perfect fit. #cenaforpres2020.
13. Christian Bale
If Batman has taught us anything, it’s that we don’t need Batman in this country. However, what we do need is someone to stir the pot in the White House, and I believe Christian Bale is the man for the job. With his Batman utility belt and his psychotic tendencies as shown in American Psycho, he’d just get rid of somebody in Congress and the Senate if he didn’t like them. It’s time we get someone into power that doesn’t take crap from anyone. If you’re under the impression that he doesn’t have the experience to take office, just look at The Dark Knight movies, and tell me to my face he isn’t experienced. I mean, if you can flip an 18-wheeler in the middle of the road while simultaneously chasing bad guys, you can run a campaign for president in 2020. Hell, if Heath Ledger were still alive, I’d replace Christian Bale with him, but unfortunately that’s not possible.
12. Kim Kardashian
Don’t look at me like that; if a television celebrity like Donald Trump can win the election and hold office for four years, why can’t Kim Kardashian do it? Can you just imagine how it would go? Instead of the sexist and misogynistic attitude that we’re getting with Donald Trump, we’d instead get somebody who has nude photos across the internet. The best part about it being of course she’d finally have a reason to consider herself famous. Imagine if either Kim and Kanye won and both would be considered for each other’s Vice Presidents. The world would lose its freaking mind and it’d be the most hilarious election process the world has ever seen. Not only would Kim Kardashian not know what she was doing, but Kanye West would record an album based on the hilarity of the president’s job. I’d pay to see a reality TV show based on Kim K as president. Who wouldn’t? “Keeping Up With The Presidential Election” anyone?
11. Kanye West
Kanye West has said previously that he would love to run for president in 2020, so what’s stopping him? Recently of course he’s been made a bit of a fool of himself in regards to his support for Donald Trump, but we can’t let that blind us from the reality. Kanye West as a figure in the White House would not only stir things up in politics, it would also open the eyes of Congress and the Senate and perhaps push them to take this country a bit more seriously. Kanye West is a lot like Donald Trump in the sense that he says what he wants and doesn’t let it take him over. However, in Kanye’s defense, he has a lot to gloat about, with being a fairly successful hip-hop artist and is an overall funny character. His interruption of Taylor Swift alone has given him enough credit to set foot into the White House.
10. Ashton Kutcher
We’ve all watched That 70’s Show at one point in our lives, and who can forget Ashton Kutcher‘s endeavor with Punk’d. Among being one of my absolute favorite actors, he’s also someone I could see putting on a nice blue suit and representing this country and what it stands for. The man has not only been in his fair share of great TV shows, but he’s also shown his push to be perfect in several movies, including The Butterfly Effect. Can you imagine what it would be like? Just watching Ashton Kutcher running around the White House pulling pranks on people? It’d be a sight to see, that’s for sure. I imagine he would go about the election process much like Bernie Sanders did, with touching people’s lives instead of making them shiver in fear. Plus, he would give Barack Obama a run for his money in regards to being one of the most attractive figures in politics.
9. Kurtwood Smith (Red Forman)
Somewhere in this country, everyone’s favorite dad is doing the world’s biggest face palm right now. I can just see Red Forman screaming “I’m gonna stick my foot in every one of your a$$es” to every single person that turned this country into what it is today. If I had the choice of who I wanted to see in a presidential debate, Kurtwood Smith would fit the bill by a large margin. He would not take no for an answer, and he would put forward a law that lowered people’s self esteem so much that they packed up their bags and moved to Africa (That 70’s Show reference, heh!). People have been creating memes saying Red Forman would be the next best bet, and at first I thought they were cute and silly memes, but honestly…is Red Forman the man we need? It may be time to count our losses and elect someone that will take the country by its neck and throw it in the right direction. Or further in the wrong direction. Who can really know?
8. Stephen Colbert
If you haven’t at one point in your life ever considered the fact that Stephen Colbert should run for president, you must be living under an enormous rock. Most of his career is based off of making politics laugh at itself, so what could possibly go wrong if he were actually the man in power? I’ll tell you what will happen: the entire infrastructure that holds politics together will collapse entirely and we will be witness to a new world order. One where the most serious of topics are taken with a sarcastic tone, and people will be called out for being stupid. There’s too many people being uptight and serious about the world. It’s the same reason people look to comedy to bring light to a dark situation. Can you imagine how trade deals would be dealt? Just make a sarcastic joke or remark, and suddenly our allies are laughing with us, instead of at us.
7. Christopher Walken
C’mon now, just the thought of watching Christopher Walken run for president is not only hilarious, but by some stroke of luck, he’d have a chance to win. I personally believe people would vote for Christopher Walken not because of his beliefs or things he wants to bring to politics, but for simply being Christopher Walken. Many times on the internet people have attempted to mimic the familiar voice we’ve come to know and love. Now imagine watching Christopher Walken create a peaceful situation out of chaos with his demeanor. This man would fall on this list even if it weren’t based around who should run for president, because Christopher Walken is just the kind of person we need in this country whether he’s in power or not. Plus, he’s got a hold of the technology that made Click the movie that it is, so if he messes something up, he can just reverse it and try again.
6. Kevin Spacey
If House of Cards is any indication of this man’s ability to hold public office, we need to get him into the White House immediately. Even if in some other universe Kevin Spacey wasn’t the main man behind House of Cards, him as a person would be the perfect fit for politics. Honestly, I’d be terrified if he were to ever run for office, because I’d feel bad for anyone that crossed him. If you’ve seen House of Cards, you know damn well what he’s capable of. He’ll get what he wants and he won’t stop until he has it. I suppose him and Donald Trump have that in common, though unlike Donald Trump, Kevin Spacey has actually been a likable character in his acting career. Donald Trump, on the other hand, has and continues to make an even bigger fool of himself (am I being too liberal? My apologies!). We basically hired a blubbering baby to run the country into the ground.
5. Ewan McGregor
Star Wars fans get hype! Ewan McGregor is the next man for the job. He’s been trained under the mastery of Qui Gon Jinn, and he trained Anakin Skywalker to be the best Jedi there ever was (even if he fell to the dark side). We need someone like him with the combined forces of the Jedi ways, to the musical aspects of Moulin Rouge. We need a country run by Jedi, and he is the man to do it. I firmly believe that in his first 100 days of presidency, he would open up the Jedi Academy and Jedi Council, and require training to be done to those eligible. Our military would be armed with not just the standard equipment, but with lightsabers and blasters as well. Can you just imagine what it’d be like to be on the front-lines with Obi Wan Kenobi leading the charge? We’d have no more wars. The country would fall back into place, and everyone will live happily ever after. So I stress, elect this man!
4. Simon Cowell
Imagine hearing this during the primaries: “You are the worst human being that ever graced this land.” If you like what you hear, you need to get Simon Cowell to put himself in for the election in 2020. At this point in the article, there’s enough people to make our own primaries, and Simon Cowell is the man to add that extra flavor. Even if Simon Cowell doesn’t want to run, we need him to run, because this country is in dire need of some new talent. He’s the man to go to when you have a sales pitch, or if you believe you truly are talented. The man judged America’s Got Talent for God sake. If that’s not enough to give him at least a chance to run for the presidency, well then I have less faith in this country than I originally thought. 2020 needs to be the year where we just turn politics into a huge joke, and Simon Cowell can make that happen.
3. George Takei
Everyone knows George Takei, right? The old man we know and love from Star Trek. While being one of most memorable names in celebrity history, he’s also been known to be one of the nicest and most generous person you’ll ever meet. Plus, how awesome would it be to have an openly gay president leading our country. He would not allow any slander or racism or sexism. The entire country would be based around making sure everybody is welcomed, and everyone has a chance to succeed. Plus, there’s a video on the internet of George Takei giving Pokemon GO a chance; how cool is that? If by 2020 we still have no idea who we want to run for president, I’m definitely putting George Takei on the ballot. Hey, maybe I’ll get lucky and only my vote will be counted and he’ll win without a fight. Wishful thinking.
2. Weird Al Yankovic
If you don’t think politics is a joke at this point, maybe it’s time for someone to take office who can embrace the humor of politics and turn the entire country into the joke that it wants to be. Weird Al Yankovic is known as the guy who can put a comedic spin on anything, and still embrace the seriousness of the situation he’s mocking. Hell, much like Kanye West and some of the others on this list, I would love to hear a political based album by him. It’d not only be hilarious, but it’d really put into perspective what our world of politics has become. And when Weird Al Yankovic decides to run, if he does, he would be able to tell people that he made an entire album based on the events taking place in politics. If that doesn’t scream “political experience”, I don’t know what does. Weird Al Yankovic for president!
1. Kendrick Lamar
Kendrick Lamar has constantly improved on everything he has done, and he stands up for what is right. His music while powerful can easily be used to spread a political message. Much like Blue Scholars, Kendrick Lamar does sing about issues that are still prevalent in this country, and if he were in power, he would be given the gift of letting his voice be heard country wide. He’s already well respected as an artist, and as far as I know he has no scandals under his belt. Plus, if I have to die in this world without seeing Kendrick Lamar run for president, I’ll consider my life to be an enormous disappointment. An entire Lamar administration consisting of other great acts like Kanye West and Blue Scholars would be the greatest thing this country has ever witnessed. We as a people need to make this happen, because this ridiculous change is exactly what we need in politics.