In a country where just about anyone can throw their hat for a presidential election, one can only imagine what celebrity has what is needed. Since the current president took office, there have been several A-listers who have expressed an interest in the Oval Office. A few have gone far enough to say publicly that they will play against Donald Trump in 2020.
That is why we are not surprised that Ranker asked. “Which celebrity would you vote for if they went to the President of the United States?” What surprised us was the celebrity that people chose.
So, which celebrity does America want to see at the vote in 2020? Tom Hanks, of course. With all the talk and rumors about a possible bid from Oprah Winfrey, Kanye West and Ellen DeGeneres, we were shocked when they were lower on the list. So why would the US choose a celebrity and why does everyone want Tom Hanks to be president?
These celebrities are rumored to want to run in 2020
You may wonder why these celebrities would even consider the performance of commander and chief. Here is a brief overview of the celebrities who may consider working for President.
Oprah Winfrey has been avoiding rumors about a possible flight since her speech at the Golden Globes when she said, “I want all the girls here and now to see that there is a new day on the horizon,” reports The Washington Post. This was also the moment when Tom Hanks was first publicly mentioned as a possible candidate or running mate for Winfrey.
Kanye West has also shown some interest in being president. During a speech at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, West ended with: “And yes, as you probably could have guessed at the moment, I decided to become president in 2020.” Reported by Business Insider. Several interviews later, and West still seems to want the job.
Other notable mentions go to Katy Perry, Chris Rock, Dwayne Johnson, Will Smith and the always funny, Alex Baldwin.
This is why everyone wants Tom Hanks to run for president
So, of all these beloved celebrities, why does everyone want Tom Hanks to be president? Well, to begin with, it might have something to do with his kindness and relatibility. Of course, he is a household name, member of the 5-timers club at SNL, and an Oscar winner, but he is also very approachable.
Hanks is not only a celebrity; he is a household name. We feel like we know him because he has made us laugh, cry and think for decades. And not once have we heard anything negative about him.
He seems to be a real rebellious guy. Indeed, according to Ranker, he was also named best male celebrity role model. Hanks has been married to Rita Wilson for 30 years and shows that he is committed and that he values family.
What makes Tom Hanks qualified for the presidency?
Okay, so what makes Tom Hanks fit to be president? Hanks only has to meet three constitutional requirements. He must be a born citizen. To check! He must be 35 or older. To check! He must have lived in the United States for at least 14 years. To check!
“No person, except a natural-born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this constitution, will be eligible for the office of the president; nor will anyone be eligible for that office that the age of thirty-five years, and fourteen years as a resident in the United States. “As written in the US Constitution.
Also, nice fact, Hanks is related to former President Abraham Lincoln. Biography reports that he is the second cousin, four times away from the president who freed the slaves. Perhaps the public service is in his blood.
A final note about qualifications. Our current president also seemed unfit for the position. Of course he had the money to support his run, but he had never held a public office before he won. He was a former reality show personality. Tom Hanks is loved and people trust him. That is why people want to see their name on the 2020 vote.