Political Circus: Why George Clooney won't run for president
February 24th, 2011
11:54 AM ET
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Political Circus: Why George Clooney won't run for president

Washington (CNN) - Politics is serious business - but not all the time.

The bong water candidate

Actor George Clooney is not shy about his politics. The Democrat and humanitarian activist says a run for office is not in his future - and bongs play a big part in that decision.

"I didn't live my life in the right way for politics, you know," he tells Newsweek. "I f–ked too many chicks and did too many drugs, and that's the truth."
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  1. gt

    plus he is a loon.....why not oprah ,or robert redford...ugh..

    February 24, 2011 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  2. T'sah from Virginia

    LOL – He should RUN in 2016 – I will vote for him because he's handsome and he told the TRUTH!! I mean, LQQK @ him!!!

    All jokes aside – Clooney has done tremendous work around the world and he is one to be praised. He DID NOT do it just to run for President – he did it out of the kindness of his heart. This is why potential candidates who feel they need to RUN to other countries – ONLY when it benefits them – are the REAL LOSERS!!!!

    Clooney – stick with the weed and the women and you will still be a martyr and a hero!!!

    February 24, 2011 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  3. Inmyopinion

    Come on people, this guy couldn't even balance his own checkbook that's why he has financial managers doing it for him. He has no idea how to pay his own bills, he most likely doesn't know how much money goes in and comes out of his checkbook. Clooney has never been a mayor, governor, city manager, financial officer, school board superintendent, administrator. He's never even ran a small business. What would he know about running a country. Clooney is not even an attorney or an accountant. He's never been a senator or congressman. How dumb is this idea. This guy lives the life of luxury as he is quite the millionaire and lives the life of a millionaire. Even in charity work he has his managers handling all the arrangements for him. At least Obama is an attorney and Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush had been attorneys, businessman, governors.

    February 24, 2011 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  4. carolo

    Why, because he's cute? Perhaps he doesn't want every date he has or every woman he sees to be public fodder.

    February 24, 2011 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  5. Angie

    Ummm...WOW he's hot. I mean the older he gets, the more he's smokin'.

    February 24, 2011 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  6. GonzoinHouston

    That has got to be the most honest thing I've heard anyone say all year. He has sense enough to stay out of the race. I wouldn't vote for him, but I can't wait for his next movie.

    February 24, 2011 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  7. Spending our Way to Financial Collapse

    and did too many drugs, and that's the truth."
    As did most on the left! Explains their bizarre view of the world. Government dependence is their new addiction.

    February 24, 2011 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  8. peace

    you r one handsome dude.

    February 24, 2011 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  9. Dominican mama 4 Obama


    Ummm...WOW he's hot. I mean the older he gets, the more he's smokin'.
    Ain't that the truth Ruth!!!!!
    He can afford to hire somebody to balance his checkbook, the man is a movie star for chrisakes! Stop hating! You all have Dumb as a Doorknob Sarah, and we've got Smokin' Clooney!

    February 24, 2011 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  10. T'sah from Virginia

    @Spending our Way to Financial Collapse

    Come on now – JUST THE LEFT is BIZARRE????? Remember – Palin can see RUSSIA from her WINDOW!! O'Donnell is NOT a WITCH – Remember? Daniels was busted with two shoe boxes of GRASS, some LSD and Drugs?? Barbour is the "BIZARRIST" (sp) of them all. Christie is a BULLY and Cocky!! Bachmann is CRAZY!! Do I need to go on??? And do you believe that Clooney is DEPENDENT upon the Government???? We're talking about George Clooney who just made the MOST honest statement you can imagine!! Jeez!

    February 24, 2011 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  11. R

    @ T'Sah,
    So, if Clooney continues to do weed and women, he'll still be a martyr and a hero? What about those people that are not celebrities? Will they be a martyr and a hero too if they do weed and women? I really wish you would think about what you say, because it's the same useless drivel all the time and offer nothing positive to say – much like your arch-enemy, the republicans.

    February 24, 2011 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  12. Tim

    How about because he's about as qualified as Obama?

    February 24, 2011 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |