It’s not uncommon for celebrities to run for public office. They’ve already got a following, so it’s often easy for them to have an instant platform.
However, it’s important to be realistic about what being a politician really entails. You have to choose sides on a number of hot topics. You have to make tough decisions. And, no matter what you say or do, you’ll make enemies.
George Clooney, an actor and director, was recently asked about the possibility of having a second career in politics. Although Clooney is a long-time supporter of Biden, he doesn’t feel as though politics is for him.
At the age of 60, he’s looking to take on fewer projects as opposed to more. In an interview with BBC’s Andrew Marr, he was directly asked about politics.
That’s when Clooney said the most honest thing ever. “No, because I would actually like to have a nice life.”
Wow. Let’s raise a glass to being brutally honest. And, let’s face it, most politicians don’t have a nice life. They have to work constantly. They’re constantly under the scrutiny of the media. And, everything they say can be twisted based upon what a party wants to hear (or doesn’t want to hear).
Clooney wants to take on fewer projects so that he can do the things that he loves while he’s still healthy. During the interview, he mentioned a conversation that he had with his wife recently. “ “In 20 years, I will be 80 and that’s a real number. Doesn’t matter how much you work out, what you eat, you’re 80 and so I said we have to make sure we enjoy and live these years in the best possible way.”
This level of honesty is an important one – and one that many currently in politics should be discussing. Right now, there are a number of politicians who should be considering how they are going to enjoy and live their years in the best possible way.
Clooney is only 60 and he’s realizing this. Why is it that Nancy Pelosi or Maxine Waters hasn’t realized this yet? Maybe the ruggedly handsome actor can have a talk with some of the head Democrats to let them know that it’s time for them to step down and enjoy life before it’s too late. After all, don’t they want to have a nice life?
It wouldn’t be an interview without Marr asking the actor if he was concerned about Biden’s sagging poll numbers. That’s when Clooney shrugged it off with a comment to say that he’s still dealing with Trump’s legacy.
The Democratic Hollywood icon isn’t looking to get into politics – and that’s probably a good thing for all of us. After all, we’d rather have a Republican like Arnold Schwarzenegger return to politics. But, even the Governator decided that he’d rather have a nicer life than what’s afforded in politics.
It takes a certain type of person to be a politician. And, if you’re a Democrat, it’s a lifelong commitment since they don’t know when it’s time to step down.