5 Celebrities Who Don’t Want Political Careers

Not wanting to dip their toes in the political pool, these 5 celebrities prefer to take a backseat and won’t be running for any positions in the near future. Some have been offered or asked to run for their local government but declined the offer. Others don’t think it’s their place to get involved when others know better or they feel they can make a difference in other ways. Content not to get involved with running the country, these celebrities all say you won’t see them launching a political career in the future because it’s not on the cards for them.

George Clooney

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George says he simply isn’t interested in getting that involved with politics: “It would never be something I’m interested in. I’m not good at the kind of compromises that you have to make to get elected.”

Bette Midler
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Bette doesn’t think it would suit her: “I really don’t have the talent. I can make a speech and can get my hair blown out and wear a suit, and I know that I understand what a good policy is, but to actually implement it and get people to follow you without them turning around and taking bribes, I don’t know how to do that. And it’s hard to keep all those balls in the air. I can focus on my little world – my music and my sequins.”

Brad Pitt
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Brad doesn’t think it’s his place to be involved: “Not a chance. (That’s) the same reason I won’t direct. I don’t think it’s my place. Besides, you can create acts of social disobedience from the outside.”

Jon Bon Jovi
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Jon Bon Jovi says it’s a question of money that stops him: “I don’t envision a life in politics in the near future. The job doesn’t pay well enough. When once asked in the company of President Clinton whose job was better, mine or his, I authoritatively and without any reservation said mine, because I get to keep the house and the airplane.”

Dolph Lundgren
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Dolph was asked to get involved in politics in his native Sweden but turned down the offer: “Funny enough, I was asked to run for office in Sweden this year. But I didn’t want do it… I spoke out about the environment, and the Green Party in Sweden came to me and asked. I didn’t want to do it, but it was interesting.”

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