Some years ago I often berated the invasion of Iraq by George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and one of the most incompetent administrations in U.S. history. I expressed my opinion that anyone who knew anything about Iraq and its history would not have made the stupid mistakes that the U.S. made there in the first decade of the 21st century. . It was so obvious that anyone with even an elementary knowledge of that nation and region recognized the stupidity of U.S. actions.
I thought that headline would get your attention. George Clooney has been rumored to be giving thought to running for political office. Is it crazy to think of Clooney as a vice presidential candidate on a ticket with Hillary Clinton? Clooney, a Hollywood actor?!? Well, let's consider how crazy it would be for a Hollywood actor to give serious consideration to a run for national public office. Does the name Arnold Schwarzeneggar come to mind? Not exactly a genius, and his movies were often rather stupid. But Arnie was elected Governor of the largest state in the U.S. twice. Ronald Reagan? He also made some horrible movies, and thinking of a future President playing around in a role with a monkey is strange indeed. And like Arnold, Reagan did not practice fidelity in marriage. And like Arnold, Ronnie was never considered to be a mental giant as he acted as a puppet for right-wing causes [after he left the Democrat Party because his star was not rising there]. So, Reagan had a philandering private life, was not considered especially intelligent, and threw himself behind the political party that offered him the best political future.Other rather recent unlikely candidates for Vice President who got elected: Dan Quayle, Spiro Agnew, Dick Cheney. Now there is a trio of VPs who scare the heck out of me. George Clooney has done some political and quasi-political things in his career. They often revolved around serving downtrodden people around the globe, and supporting causes for the underserved in the U.S. And Mr. Clooney certainly does not have the questionable ethics and morals of those Vice Presidents listed above. Frankly, I think George Clooney might make a wonderful Vice President. Compare George Clooney to the VPs listed above. And don't forget the infamous Vice President Richard M. Nixon.
In President Barack Obama's recent speech he outlined his historic observations, his outlook for the future, and some general comments about America's special place in the world.