Draft Clooney Movement Gains Momentum

Four days after its inception, the "Draft Clooney For President" (DCFP) movement has received a groundswell of support from democrats dissatisfied with the 10 candidates currently seeking the nomination.

Martin Morch, DCFP chairman and webmaster of draftclooney.com, initiated the drive Monday after becoming disenchanted with General Wesley Clark. "I was a big Dean supporter before he got all popular, so then I became active in the Clark recruitment. But now I think that George Clooney is what the nation needs. And there's a pretty good chance he's a democrat."

Clooney benefits from the waning of enthusiasm for Clark that followed the general's official announcement of candidacy. "Voters are weary from Clark's non-stop, one week of campaigning," said Joanne Hutter, professor of political science at Idaho State University. "And we've seen his poll numbers plunge since it was discovered that he has 'flaws' and 'positions'. The thrill is clearly gone."

Clooney supporter Kathy Teck agreed. "Clark is so last August." Teck was asked which issue convinced her to back Clooney. "He could totally win," she replied.

In a phone interview, Clooney denied that he was seeking the nomination or had any knowledge of the movement to draft him. In related news, a Reuter's poll of registered democrats had the actor leading all actual candidates by a margin of 22%. DCFP insiders say they are ready to launch draftjustintimberlake.com the moment Clooney declares his intention to enter the race.

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13 comments.

  1. I totally fell for this.

    In other news, draftclooney.com/.net/.org are all still available if someone would like to take the joke further.

  2. You make me laugh so hard! Just to be on the safe side I’ll run out and buy draftdefectiveyeti.com. Who cares if you’re not a resident of California.
    –KFK ;)

  3. I’m personally backing the Draft Kelsey Grammer drive now. He came out of the closet on Hannity & Colmes the other day as a republican who may just want to run for the Senate some time soon.

    Who knew?

  4. I wish Dr Strange was my dentist.
    Now, I’m just going to put you to sleep…

  5. Just imagine, batman in the whitehouse…
    I think it already has a batcave and a batphone.

  6. Isn’t Martin Morch the guy who taped all of Crispin Glover’s television appearances?

  7. If you don’t like the candidates now, wait ten minutes — they’ll change!

  8. I see a Clooney/Soderbergh ticket for ’04. They can run on a promise to end economic disparity in the US by cancelling the ruinously expensive Solaris investigation.

  9. How about a “Draft Taft” movement? Bring him back from the dead! He’s a common man politican that hates politics. Taft called his presidential campaign “one of the most uncomfortable four months of my life”. He’s big, he’s bad, and he’s ready for us to genetically reconstruct his gonads. Vote Taft!

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/wt27.html

  10. Well, if we have to have a George in the White House I would prefer this one.

    Mom

  11. The Clooney/Stoltz debates are so gonna rock.

  12. So long as he runs with John Turturro as his Vice President, and he sings a lot of that old timey music instead of speechifyin’.

  13. After Arnold, I believe anything can happen.