[From NY Daily News]
Tom Hanks for president?: Looks like “Fahrenheit 9/11” director and proud lefty Michael Moore is hatching a scheme to draft Tom Hanks for the White House in 2008.
“We need to find our Arnold,” Moore told Lowdown at Sunday’s “Hotel Rwanda” premiere, adding that the box-office star is the Democratic Schwarzenegger.
“You know, Americans want to vote for someone that they trust, that they like, that has a friendly face. They don’t expect their President to be the one who’s actually setting the policy and writing the laws. They know Bush doesn’t do that. They want the person in charge, though, to be someone who will make them feel safe and someone who they like and who they trust.
“Americans love celebrities, they love movie stars, and when they get the chance to vote for them, they do.”
Yesterday Hanks, in London promoting “The Polar Express,” expressed amusement at Moore’s musings but insisted he has no political aspirations.
“That will never, ever, ever happen,” Hanks declared through his PR rep.