As if there are not enough problems facing the country, now Caitlyn Jenner says he/she is considering a run for public office as a U.S. Senator from California. This seems to be the latest hot idea among celebrities who believe that since trump was elected, they can also be elected to public office. None seem to realize that Mr. Trump was elected based on his belief in America and his success as a businessman.
The former Bruce Jenner, who amazed the world when he won the Olympic decathlon and stunned that same world when he transformed into Caitlyn Jenner in 2015 becoming the highest-profile American to transition to a woman, said she would decide in the next six months whether to run for the U.S. Senate. Jenner told radio talk-show host John Catsimatidis, that she is working with activist groups to improve the Republican Party’s stance on lesbian, gay and transgender issues. “Over the next six months or so I gotta find out where I can do a better job. Can I do a better job from the outside working the perimeter of the political scene, being open to talking to anybody, or are you better off from the inside?
Jenner went on to say: “We are in the process of determining that. But yeah, I would look for a senatorial run.” The implecation being that Jenner is considering a run against Uber-liberal Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein, who is up for re-election in 2018.
Jenner, 67, is a Republican but not exactly a pro-Trump one. In fact, in February she criticized the Trump administration for reversing a federal directive that allowed transgender students to use public school bathrooms of their choice. But that move was supported by most Americans. Jenner said in a video message to President Trump that: “From one Republican to another, this is a disaster.”
If Jenner does decide to run for Feinstein’s seat, it could be a crowed field in the Republican primary. Just last week country-rock singer Kid Rock, who is a big supporter of Trump, hinted he intends to run for the same Senate seat. Also actor and former wrestler Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has said he might run for the White House someday but has not mentioned a political affiliation.
He would join other actors and sports celebrities that have tried their hands at politics. Some who were somewhat competent at their elected posts, like Arnold Schwarzenegger who served two terms as California’s governor, and others who became a national joke, like Al Franken and Jesse Ventura.