20 Democrats Who Could Run for President in 2020

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NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 08: Actors Kelsey Grammer, Ron Perlman and Charlie Saxton speak onstage as Netflix presents Dreamworks Trollhunters during New York Comic Con at Madison Square Garden on October 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Lars Niki/Getty Images for Netflix)

16. Ron Perlman

Yes, that Ron Perlman. Beast (a/k/a Vincent), Hellboy, and Clay Morrow of Sons of Anarchy. Throughout the 2016 election, Perlman made it very clear that he does not like Donald Trump. He often mocked the orange-skinned candidate, making jokes about his political views, his Twitter rants, his thin skin, and his limited vocabulary. Perlman has also been a vocal supporter of President Barack Obama. His political opinions are abundant, but his political experience is nil. And yet when Perlman announced, via social media, that he would run for President in 2020, his fans immediately offered their support and vowed to vote for him.

It isn’t completely unheard of for an entertainer to make the transition to politics. Both Ronald Reagan and Arnold Schwarzenegger were actors before serving as Governors of California. Al Franken, Sonny Bono, Jesse Ventura are also all known for their work in the entertainment industry before entering the political arena. And let’s not forget that our current President-elect’s last gig was hosting Celebrity Apprentice.

Perlman’s involvement with charitable causes could work in his forever if he did decide to take presidential candidacy seriously. He’s been a supporter of veterans and of the Make-a-Wish foundation. Although his support of the Los Angeles Police Department may cost him a few points with liberals, it could give him an edge with moderate Dems as well as Republicans who would refuse to re-elect Trump. At any rate, Perlman does seem like a stronger celebrity contender than, say, Kanye West.