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Michael Moore Urges Tom Hanks & Oprah To Run For Office

November 5th, 2010 11:59pm EDT

Michael MooreFilmmaker Michael Moore is urging President Barack Obama to improve the image of his Democratic party by pushing "beloved" stars such as Tom Hanks and Oprah Winfrey to run for office.
 
The leader and his political party suffered a series of humiliating results at the recent mid-term elections, and filmmaker Moore is convinced adding celebrity candidates to the Democrats' roster will boost their popularity at the polls.
 
He tells MSNBC, "(The Republican party) have actually run movie stars and won. They ran Ronald Reagan. Fred Thompson was a senator. Gopher from 'The Love Boat.' Sonny Bono... When they run Hollywood, they win. When are the Democrats going to run Hollywood? For as much as they're accused of going Hollywood...
 
"Seriously, if we ran Tom Hanks, if we ran Oprah, there's a whole column of people who are beloved people, who are smart, good. But we have Obama, and he's kind of like Tom Hanks, a nice guy. Why don't they make use of all the great communicators in Hollywood to help fashion a message?"

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