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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.

Posted on September 25, 2003 to News


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.

Posted by: Sean on September 25, 2003 1:01 PM

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 ;)

Posted by: kungfukitten on September 25, 2003 1:09 PM

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?

Posted by: Duane on September 25, 2003 1:32 PM

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

Posted by: Deemo Eshion Palagias on September 25, 2003 2:45 PM

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

Posted by: Micahweedy on September 25, 2003 5:11 PM

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

Posted by: md on September 25, 2003 8:24 PM

If you don't like the candidates now, wait ten minutes -- they'll change!

Posted by: Stacey on September 26, 2003 8:32 AM

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.

Posted by: palinode on September 26, 2003 1:57 PM

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!


Posted by: Jason on September 26, 2003 10:41 PM

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


Posted by: Mom on September 27, 2003 5:32 AM

The Clooney/Stoltz debates are so gonna rock.

Posted by: Steve on September 27, 2003 8:03 AM

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'.

Posted by: Hildago on September 27, 2003 1:29 PM

After Arnold, I believe anything can happen.

Posted by: LindaLov on October 19, 2003 4:05 PM