05.03.21. Celebrity in Chief

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This week, we look at the phenomenon of the “celebrity politician”, as well as how celebrity culture is influencing politicians who aren’t famous before they enter office.

On the eve of his 100th day in office, President Biden addressed Congress and recapped what his administration has managed to achieve. We look at a few high points, before shifting our attention to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, who has been unusually talkative as of late.

However, the real talk of the political world at the moment involves Caitlin Jenner’s decision to enter the race for California Governor, as well as whispers about a possible run in Texas by actor Matthew McConaughey, and even a possible Presidential bid by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. This, along with Andrew Yang’s momentum in New York and other instances involving celebrity politicians raises the question, is America becoming more prone toward electing famous people, and is this good or bad? We look at the pros, and the cons, as well as how more traditional politicians are being influenced by celebrity culture this week on Middle Theory.

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