Mark Cuban hasn't ruled out running for President this year. Thoughts?

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  1. Stevennix2001 profile image87
    Stevennix2001posted 15 months ago

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    Mark Cuban, the infamous and often eccentric billionaire, has said in various interviews that he hasn't ruled out the possibility of running for President of the United States, even as early as this year as a possible late entry.   Mark Cuban is business owner in the NBA, which happens to be the Dallas Mavericks.   During the current pandemic, he was one of the first NBA owners to publicly state that he would continue to pay all his employees during the COVID-19 crisis, as he felt it was the right thing to do.  And since he made this announcement, other NBA owners have stepped up and followed his example.   

    Some of you might know Mark Cuban from his brief stint on the reality TV shows like "The Benefactor" and "Shark Tank", or from his various other TV show appearances that include, but not limited to, having cameos in the Simpsons, Walker Texas Ranger, and many others.  Heck, he's even appeared in some movies like "Talking about Sex", and many others.  Plus, fun fact.  He also played the President of the United States in a movie once that many of you horror buffs out there will know as "Sharknado 3:  Oh hell no!"    Could "Sharknado 3:  Oh hell no!" be a foreshadowing of who our future President could be?   Who knows?  I guess time will tell. 

    I don't know Cuban's political leanings, nor do I care.  However, he was reportedly a friend of Donald Trump.  And according to various sources, Mark Cuban and Dallas Cowboys' owner, Jerry Jones, were asked to join Donald Trump's panel of financial leaders from various businesses that consist of 50 members, where each member would provide opinions and suggestions on what steps could be taken to reopen the economy.   

    Again, I don't know what Mark Cuban's political beliefs are, nor do I know what policies he would want to implement if he did become president, so any of you wish to share that information then feel free to do so in this forum.   However, what are your thoughts?  Should Mark Cuban run for president?  And if so, then should it be this year, or maybe wait until the next election in 2024?   

    Or do you think it's a bad idea?  Please discuss.

  2. Stevennix2001 profile image87
    Stevennix2001posted 15 months ago

    After I had time to think about this, I think I would LOVE to see Mark Cuban enter this year's presidential race as a late entry if for no other reason than to be entertained watching him debate President Trump on the national debate stage.  That would be epic to watch.  Two eccentric billionaires and former reality TV show stars debating in a presidential election?  Now that would be entertaining to me.  lol

  3. emge profile image79
    emgeposted 15 months ago

    Looking at the 2020 election I think it will be a good idea if Mark Cuban stands for president. If the Lord has a say and the coronavirus does something silly, it could very well catapult him into the chair. Donald Trump as President is not exactly  a success  and Joe Biden does not inspire confidence at 77. For a change American people may give a chance to Cuban and in my view he must stand.

    1. Stevennix2001 profile image87
      Stevennix2001posted 15 months agoin reply to this

      That's a very astute point honestly.  One I didn't consider.   Well either way, this year's election should prove to be an interesting one as I think more will be on the line to get the right guy to get us through this pandemic crisis one way or another.

    2. Ken Burgess profile image89
      Ken Burgessposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      Oh now, I think you will find 45-55% of Americans would consider Trump a success.

      You can't go by what the MSM projects, keep in mind here in America at least CNN & MSNBC & Others are all opinion, bias and BS all the time.

      Fortunately the majority of America recognizes this, doubly so for the younger (under 40) generations that don't even watch Cable/Network news.

      For example take the bloggers (below), they get as many hits to their sites as CNN gets viewers, its much harder to sell 'Fake News' to younger Americans who never tuned in to TV News in the first place.

      That's why you see almost exclusively that the Americans on HubPages here that are responding to whatever falsehoods CNN and there like is pumping out are over the age of 50.

      Those over 50 were groomed as they were growing up to believe the News, to believe it was impartial and fair and would tell the facts.  There certainly was a time when the News was more factual, reliable, and had standards and integrity that the various agencies tried to maintain... but those days are long gone, today's "news" is all about profits and propaganda.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UkkSiEV7RU

      When Tim puts out one of his daily vids it gets between 250-500,000 views.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhiBzM4rMgQ

      When Lucas puts out one of his daily vids it gets between 100-200,000 views.

      This is where the young people are getting their news from, they laugh at CNN for the joke that it is.  This is why polls are increasingly useless, they don't capture the younger generations very well, nor do they capture the 'deplorables' or the 'forgotten Americans' at all.

      So next time you see a CNN poll that tells you Biden has a lead on Trump in the coming re-election, what that means is Biden is down by 20 and has no chance in hell.  Because the likes of CNN have no clue how to figure out what Americans are really thinking, and even if CNN did, they would deny it and push the anti-Trump agenda, its all they know.

  4. Credence2 profile image82
    Credence2posted 15 months ago

    Bad idea, I have had my fill of politically inexperienced billionaires, considering their wealth as their sole qualifier for the office.

    I say NO.

    1. gmwilliams profile image85
      gmwilliamsposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      Credence2, the RICH rules the world.  You can't change this no matter how much ye protest.   The wealthy have ruled the world since the world has become civilized.  Rich people are the sociocultural, socioeconomic, & sociopolitical A students.  Remember in school that A students are highly considered & the elite.  If one wants to rule, one has to gain wealth & with that comes power. If one isn't socioeconomically wealthy or rich, h/she CAN'T rule, pure & simple.   These are …..THE RULES of THE GAME...…

      If you are solidly middle & upper middle class, you are sociocultural, socioeconomic, & sociopolitical B students, the lower middle class are deemed sociocultural, socioeconomic, & sociopolitical C students, working class are the D students in this case while the lower to underclass are the F students as they are deemed powerless failures.   In our society, what level of wealth one has determines what power h/she has & what type of respect one gets.  People at the lower socioeconomic rung I.e. lower, working, & lower middle get the LEAST respect- they are considered non-persons while the upper middle & upper classes the MOST respect.  The solidly middle class, well, they are somewhat acknowledged.....no more, no less.... The point is that the wealthy & rich will ALWAYS GET THE MOST RESPECT- you can't change this....

      1. Stevennix2001 profile image87
        Stevennix2001posted 15 months agoin reply to this

        So I'm guessing you're endorsing Mark Cuban possibly running for President of the United States this year as a late entry?

        1. gmwilliams profile image85
          gmwilliamsposted 15 months agoin reply to this

          NOT IN THE LEAST..

      2. Credence2 profile image82
        Credence2posted 15 months agoin reply to this

        I may not be able to change it, but I will be damned if I don't try.

        I will NOt be enslaved politically, economically and socially by a hand ful of people just because they have large sums of money.

        WAR will be declared.....

        1. Eastward profile image89
          Eastwardposted 15 months agoin reply to this

          I'm with you on that sentiment, Credence. The rich have ruled the world throughout history but average people have made a difference when they stood up. We look back on a lot of practices that seem incomprehensible today, but they changed because people were willing to make a stand.

          1. Credence2 profile image82
            Credence2posted 15 months agoin reply to this

            The French Revolution was one such case, boy I did get off on reading about all those heads rolling.

      3. Ken Burgess profile image89
        Ken Burgessposted 15 months agoin reply to this

        An interesting way of breaking it down.  And I would say accurate for the American system, and one of the reasons why our system is still one of the best out there... and those few that are better are allowed to be so largely because America has given them safe haven and carried the brunt of keeping their world safe for them.

        But we could be living in a far worse system... IE - Venezuela or Cuba or Egypt, etc. where there is the Ruling Class... and then there is everyone else ranging in the not-too-poor (think medical, military and police) to very-poor classes.

        And then there is China... where every citizen is just an expendable tool to be used by the State for whatever purposes the CCP deems best.

        I'm not sure China's system isn't better... for individual freedoms and liberties it is worse for sure... but for overall productivity, purpose, and ability to accomplish new and better achievements it is proving far better than our own currently, as it has gone from backwater nation, to surpassing America on all fronts (save military might) in just a quarter century.

    2. profile image0
      PrettyPantherposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      I'm  with you. We don't need another billionaire egotistically thinking he is the best person for the job.

      1. wilderness profile image96
        wildernessposted 15 months agoin reply to this

        You're right.

        Instead, we need career politicians, beholden to corporations, billionaires and party leaders for their job, and willing to perform as those entities wish rather than thinking of the country.  We need people interested primarily in padding their wallets rather than the needs of the people or country.  We need people in lockstep with the party that paid for their election.  We need more of the what we have, and what got a billionaire elected in other words.

        (Sarcasm, if you didn't catch it)

        1. profile image0
          PrettyPantherposted 15 months agoin reply to this

          We need a genuine populist, not a fake con man.

          1. wilderness profile image96
            wildernessposted 15 months agoin reply to this

            Absolutely.  Being popular is so much more important than actually understanding what is needed.  One must, for instance, be well groomed, have nice hair and statesman like speech patterns in order to be popular; understanding the needs of the country pale beside such things.

            1. profile image0
              PrettyPantherposted 15 months agoin reply to this

              Oh, sure, that's exactly what I meant. roll

              1. wilderness profile image96
                wildernessposted 15 months agoin reply to this

                What else could it be?  You've complained incessantly that your president isn't another politician of the same mold, you continually promote politicians that are the same, and forever cry about the president's speech habits, while claiming no one likes him.  He isn't popular (to you and your group) and you don't like that.

                From Mirriam Webster:
                Definition of populist (Entry 1 of 2)
                1: a member of a political party claiming to represent the common people

                That fits Trump to a "T" (as it does every politician on the Hill), but I don't think that's what you meant.

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                  PrettyPantherposted 15 months agoin reply to this

                  You really think Elizabeth Warren, my first choice, is in the same mold as a typical politician? Or Bernie, my second choice? I know you like to falsely characterize my positions to make it easier on yourself, but I support candidates who didn't take corporate money. That, in my book, makes them populist.

                  Trump is nothing but a lying con man grifter using the government to enrich himself and his family,

                  But, whatever. You'll believe otherwise no matter what.

                  1. wilderness profile image96
                    wildernessposted 15 months agoin reply to this

                    LOL  Not taking corporate donations to election campaigns is your personal definition of "populist"?  No wonder I didn't understand the comment!

                  2. Credence2 profile image82
                    Credence2posted 15 months agoin reply to this

                    "Trump is nothing but a lying con man grifter using the government to enrich himself and his family"

                    I second that....

            2. Credence2 profile image82
              Credence2posted 15 months agoin reply to this

              Do you actually think that Trump REALLY understands the needs of the country?

              1. wilderness profile image96
                wildernessposted 15 months agoin reply to this

                Better than Obama did, and certainly better than Biden or particularly Bernie does.

                1. Credence2 profile image82
                  Credence2posted 15 months agoin reply to this

                  You have a right to your opinion, unfortunately, I and millions of others do not share it.

 
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