Disney CEO Bob Iger’s Name Thrown into the 2020 Presidential Race Mix

Earlier today we shared a video of Oprah entertaining the idea of running for President in 2020.   While her video seemed to be more “hopeful” than anything it certainly doesn’t mean she’s ruling it out.  However, another name has emerged for the Democratic ticket.  And this name is apparently serious about it.  The name is none other than Bob Iger, CEO of Disney.

THR’s sources note that Iger has consulted with Michael Bloomberg, who served as Mayor of New York City for 10 years without previously holding public office. “Regardless of who is on the Democratic ticket in 2020,” says Ellen Goldsmith-Vein of Gotham Group, “I expect Hollywood to rally around the candidate in a way that far eclipses 2016 given the industry’s distaste for Trump’s presidency.”

There’s an issue however.  If Iger runs for President, who will run Disney?  As of right now there’s no apparent heir to run the company.  Iger was quoted as saying last summer, a lot of people — a lot — have urged me to seek political office” but he wouldn’t confirm if he’d actually run.

I still have to mention a big elephant in the room here.  Iger is Jewish.  It’s time we actually bring that to light.  Same as Bernie Sanders.  As much as I would love for the Presidential race to not be about gender, race, or religious affiliation we still haven’t had a woman President and we’ve never had a Jewish President.  Barack Obama tore down the wall on having an African American President but you see what happened when his tour ended.

Being a fellow Jew, I would have loved nothing more than to see a Bernie Sanders or a Michael Bloomberg be the President but I still think that unfortunately our country is still way way behind when it comes to seeing a woman or a Jewish President.  As sad as that is, I unfortunately believe it to be true.  Obviously this wouldn’t be true if we used the popular vote but as long as the Electoral college exists, it’s gonna be tough – and even tougher when this administration makes voting 100 times more difficult for people they don’t want voting at all.

Add Comment

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Gong Myung
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Kevin Bigley
Here’s What We Can Expect from Rick and Morty Season 5
So, Did Carole Baskin Win?
Dumb and Dumber
Ranking The Top Five Farrelly Brothers Movies of All-Time
Josh Gad is Hoping for a Frozen 3 But It’s Up in the Air
Quarantine and Chill: 5 Must-Stream Movies to Watch on Netflix in June 2020
Ryan Gosling Will Be Starring in The Wolfman Reboot
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Jack Schlossberg
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Christine “Bugsy” Drake
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Melanie Scrofano
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Raveena Tandon
A Live Action Secret Warriors is Reportedly in Development at Marvel
Remembering Famed G.I. Joe Artist Hector Garrido
Five X-Men Villains We Need to See Debut in The MCU
Snowflake is Marvel’s First Non-Binary Superhero
The Top Ten Dueling Monsters In Yu-Gi-Oh!
The Top Five Yu-Gi-Oh! Villains
Vinland Saga
Why You Should Be Watching Vinland Saga
Super Anime
Check Out Mario & Luigi: Super Anime Brothers
Forging the Viking Axe from Assassin’s Creed Valhalla in Real Life
Meet The 90 Year Old Gamer Grandma
Assassin’s Creed: What Will Be The Next Game’s Time Period?
Why We’ll Be Checking out Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla