Like many concerned voters out there, comedian and political pundit Bill Maher is worried about the 2020 Election. Since Donald Trump’s unexpected victory over Hilary Clinton in 2016, more liberal-minded Americans have wondered just who could defeat Trump in his re-election campaign. To solve that query, Maher did not consult analytics, poli-sci professors, or even run a poll on Twitter. Instead Maher sought answers in good ol’ marijuana.
What Maher realized high as kite was that he didn’t actually believe in any of the current Democratic candidates. He needed someone new, someone he could really stand behind.
“When I look at the list, there’s lot of people I like. But are any of them a sure thing? No,” Maher said during his program last Friday.
“But then one night I was self-medicating,” Maher continued. “A name appeared in the vapor above me. The only person who is a sure thing is Oprah Winfrey.”
Never mind the fact that Oprah has unequivocally stated that she doesn’t want to run for president. A small detail in Maher’s mind. Because looking at the upcoming election, he views no other “sure” way for Democrats to succeed.
“I know some voters don’t want a celebrity president, but face it, that rule went out the window in 1980 when Bonzo’s co-star got elected,” Maher said. “It’s not the way it’s supposed to be, it’s not the way I’d like it to be, but we officially live in a post-literate, post-truth, starf**ker society and this is gonna be the dirtiest campaign ever.”
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