After KS defeat will Democrats go all in with the Minions “King Bob” Gambit?

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After KS defeat will Democrats go all in with the Minions "King Bob" Gambit?

Bob:No no, kamo per­o­lalosi, mered­ite, noko­la­p­ati pob lakino lapa lamakine pukete. PERO NO! Labi bibap, nure barata, papu tabushi,…[laughs]…So… instoo mer­adante, la pâté, yes ki giban, PATUTEE!!!

Min­ions 2015

Now that hope­ful spin for the left for an upset in Kansas were proven base­less, Democ­rats hav­ing no bench and still smart­ing from Hillary’s defeat have decided to learn the exact wrong les­son from the elec­tion of Don­ald Trump.

Actress Julia Louis-​Dreyfus says she has been asked by top Democ­rats to run for office.

The star of “Veep” responded that it will never hap­pen, accord­ing to the Wash­ing­ton Post.

Because noth­ing says “win­ning” like reviv­ing the old “I’m not a doc­tor but I play one on TV meme:

In fact the New Repub­lic has been all aboard the celebrity express for a bit:

Democ­rats would do well to embrace her and fel­low Hol­ly­wood stars. The party could recruit Streep and oth­ers to bait Trump, and per­haps, as Moore sug­gested, groom some to be pres­i­den­tial can­di­dates. In 2020, the Democ­rats could run Streep, Leonardo DiCaprio, Bey­once, Matt Damon, or Rosie O’Donnell. Some might guf­faw at this idea. After all, wouldn’t run­ning a celebrity can­di­date fur­ther asso­ciate Democ­rats with coastal elit­ism? But Democ­rats’ main prob­lem last year wasn’t in appeal­ing to anti-​elitist vot­ers; it was in get­ting out the party’s base. A mag­netic, attrac­tive movie star would have a far bet­ter chance of accom­plish­ing that than just another accom­plished, dowdy politician.

Of course Trump one advan­tage that a lot of celebs did not. He actu­ally had decades of run­ning a busi­ness empire before he ever appeared on TV and while his celebrity cer­tainly helped in terms of bypass­ing the media (some­thing a lib­eral celeb doesn’t need to do)and estab­lish­ing a per­sona (which was no dif­fer­ent than his exist­ing rep­u­ta­tion) based on the inter­views I did dur­ing the pri­maries of vot­ers, it wasn’t his celebrity that put him over the top as much as the com­bi­na­tion of his busi­ness expe­ri­ence and his will­ing­ness to say bluntly things peo­ple were afraid to.

Of course a celebrity can­di­date might ener­gize low infor­ma­tion vot­ers on the left and if the Democ­rats want to run some­one who will just be a fig­ure­head for the deep state they’re wel­come to do so, but I sus­pect even with yesterday’s defeat in Kansas in a race against a weak oppo­nent after 90 con­tin­u­ous days of attacks on both the GOP and the Pres­i­dent, they haven’t quite reached the point where they go with a King Bob slate.

Even if he does give one hell of a speech.


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Bob:No no, kamo perolalosi, meredite, nokolapati pob lakino lapa lamakine pukete. PERO NO! Labi bibap, nure barata, papu tabushi,…[laughs]…So… instoo meradante, la pate, yes ki giban, PATUTEE!!!

Minions 2015

Now that hopeful spin for the left for an upset in Kansas were proven baseless,  Democrats having no bench and still smarting from Hillary’s defeat have decided to learn the exact wrong lesson from the election of Donald Trump.

Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus says she has been asked by top Democrats to run for office.

The star of “Veep” responded that it will never happen, according to the Washington Post.

Because nothing says “winning” like reviving the old “I’m not a doctor but I play one on TV meme:

In fact the New Republic has been all aboard the celebrity express for a bit:

Democrats would do well to embrace her and fellow Hollywood stars. The party could recruit Streep and others to bait Trump, and perhaps, as Moore suggested, groom some to be presidential candidates. In 2020, the Democrats could run Streep, Leonardo DiCaprio, Beyonce, Matt Damon, or Rosie O’Donnell. Some might guffaw at this idea. After all, wouldn’t running a celebrity candidate further associate Democrats with coastal elitism? But Democrats’ main problem last year wasn’t in appealing to anti-elitist voters; it was in getting out the party’s base. A magnetic, attractive movie star would have a far better chance of accomplishing that than just another accomplished, dowdy politician.

Of course Trump one advantage that a lot of celebs did not. He actually had decades of running a business empire before he ever appeared on TV and while his celebrity certainly helped in terms of bypassing the media (something a liberal celeb doesn’t need to do)and establishing a persona (which was no different than his existing reputation) based on the interviews I did during the primaries of voters, it wasn’t his celebrity that put him over the top as much as the combination of his business experience and his willingness to say bluntly things people were afraid to.

Of course a celebrity candidate might energize low information voters on the left and if the Democrats want to run someone who will just be a figurehead for the deep state they’re welcome to do so, but I suspect even with yesterday’s defeat in Kansas in a race against a weak opponent after 90 continuous days of attacks on both the GOP and the President, they haven’t quite reached the point where they go with a King Bob slate.

Even if he does give one hell of a speech.


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