Celebrity Politicians

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Murphy 1 Celebrity Politicians Allison E. Murphy Professor William Klink Language1080
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Murphy 2 Celebrity Politicians The United States’ government permits all Americans to have their voice be heard in what takes place in this great country. Through the influence of the vote, Americans can agree on who they want to represent them in most levels of the United States government. Although, getting elected can be a difficult process for many who do not have the right connections. It would reasonable to assume that a candidate would be elected to their position if they are more qualified than their opponents (Woodward, 2005). Nowadays, instead of always voting for the individual who is the greatest at handling their prospective job, people are voting for candidates who handle themselves the greatest during the campaign. The candidate who is the majority charismatic, funny, and outgoing is usually the individual who is going to get elected (Goldbart, 2009). This is becoming particularly true in the case of many celebrities who have entered the field
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Murphy 3 of politics. Although these people, who have earned fame in another field, are not as qualified for the job as others in the election, they find themselves capturing the majority of the vote anyway (Goldbart, 2009). After the individual has entered their name into the election, they must start to campaign. There are many different ways to go about doing this, but one thing all campaign methods have in common is cost. No matter how the candidate chooses to campaign prior to the election, it is going to cost a lot of money (Musser, 2011). There is one form of campaigning that reaches the majority people in the quickest amount of time. Television continually proves to have the leading effect on the voting public and this proves to be another huge advantage for celebrities. Television campaigning is not limited to commercials. Interviews are more examples of how a candidate can get their ideas taken to the public (Goldbart, 2009). Television is just another way celebrities have a substantial advantage over the competition. Many demonstrates continually request that people with star power appear on that demonstrate (Woodward, 2005). For majority of people running for political office, this is rarely ever the case. In addition, celebrities have another advantage when it comes to television campaigning. Commercials in prime-time slots can costs thousands of dollars to run. Often time, celebrities have enormous amounts of money to spend on their campaign (Musser, 2011). Usually, an election is won by the individual who is willing to spend the majority money on the election. In the case of celebrity politicians, vast large amounts of money are able to be spent on campaigns giving them a much greater chance of victory over their opponents.
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Murphy 4 With the recent news from California, when one thinks of celebrity politicians, the name Arnold Schwarzenegger spontaneously comes to mind. Schwarzenegger, who earned fame through his body building and movie career, had no political experience
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