Typically I haven’t been one for supporting those in the entertainment business into political office. It seems rather unfair to have a well known household name in politics. Leaves room for people to vote simply because they recognize your name or any other skill not related to politics, policies and decision making. To humour you all, I have created a fantasy world where celebrities all run the show (insert sarcastic yay here).
The rules of said fantasy world:
Must be at least 21 years old
All candidates must have won at least 1 Grammy, Oscar, Emmy, or an award of similar merit
As the blog title suggest I’d endorse Tom Hanks for office.
Yes I am aware we shouldn’t travel anywhere with him, as he has proven time and time again that this is a dangerous option for all of us (see: Castaway, Apollo 13, The Terminal, Sully, Captain Phillips). However his assets and experience make up for it.
Tom Hanks Resume for Presidential Elect
Commitment: He’s been acting for 40 years. He debuted on screen in 1980 with He Knows You’re Alone.
An Ally to Women: He’s shown us he can respect and treat women well. See: You’ve Got Mail, Sleepless in Seattle, A League of their Own.
Survival Skills: Tom’s characters have been through a Great War and lived alone on an island. Both experiences to help him prepare for disaster. See: Castaway, Saving Private Ryan, Forrest Gump.
A Sense of Morality: Through many of his acting roles he’s displayed strong values and mastered many life lessons. Which includes passing those lessons on to others. See: Forrest Gump, Toy Story (1-4), The Polar Express, A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood, The Green Mile.
Full Spectrum: He’s not afraid to dabble in different roles on the team (producer, writer, director, and soundtrack credits).
Scientific Development: Understands the importance of science. See: The Circle.
Corrections: From being a prison guard on death row to a FBI agent, he’s seen the ins and outs of the criminal system. See: The Green Mile, Catch Me If You Can, Bridge of Spies.
On a personal level he displays virtues worthy of being in office. He endorsed Obama 2008 via MySpace (yeah, there’s a flashback for you), supports same-sex marriage and environmental causes. Tom Hanks and his wife even survived COVID-19 during its initial outbreak earlier this year.
As a citizen of the northern neighbour of The U.S.A. I approve of this message.