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Bill Maher on the Improbability of a Vegetarian President

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In a recent interview with The Courier-Journal, scathing comedian Bill Maher waxes poetic about his favorite topic: American politics.

When asked how long it will be before America has an atheist President, the former Politically Incorrect host replied “Oh, probably not in my lifetime. I was thinking the other day, I don’t think we could even have a vegetarian president. Not that I’m a strict vegetarian. But in the mindset of mid-America, I don’t think they would vote for a vegetarian. I think they would vote for a gay president before they would vote for a vegetarian president. They just see it as something so exotic and foreign and un-American.”

Now that’s some plant-based food for thought.

What do you think? Is Maher right? (Was that the reason Dennis Kucinich never made it very far?)

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  • Sorenconrad

    I think he is right. I think it will be awhile before a Vegetarian or Vegan is elected but I am not sure if it is because of the fact they are vegetarian. I think its just so hard to become elected in general and there is such a small pool of Vegetarians. Kucinich didn’t get the nom because he wasn’t a clinton and didn’t speak as well as obama.

    I think being a Vegetarian would present itself some traps and responses to any and all questions about being a Vegetarian would have to be vetted and practiced. And unfortunately, comments about being Vegetarian or Vegan for animal welfare would have to be toned down pre election. Call it selling out if you will but saying killing animals is wrong and immoral throughout the campaign trail would be political suicide. Wait until after you get elected.

  • infuriated

    Carnism = global warming = armageddon. Observe Sandy and know that you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. Somebody in government and media better start screaming from the rooftops to the public what their animal consumption has wrought. Reap what ya sow …

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