Wednesday, December 13, 2023

I Have a Crazy Political Theory About Mark Cuban Running for President, But Hear Me Out!

I know it sounds a little crazy and like I've connected a bunch of dots that might not even go together, but I have a theory about Mark Cuban running for President that's been rattling around in my brain and I wanted to share it.

As some have noted, Cuban announced he was done with a show that made him quite known by the public, "Shark Tank," after the current season. He also is looking to sell his majority share in the Dallis Mavericks. He has said he is not running for any political office right now. However, what if he's eyeing 2028? It would not be a surprise. Honestly, he could win.

2024 is a hot garbage fire of an election. Biden is running for his second term despite having a lot of people not being a huge fan of him. Trump is running for a second (nonconsecutive) term having lost to Biden in 2020. If either wins they can't run again and if Trump loses--again--I imagine the Republican party will try its hardest to be done with him and force him to be a 3rd party candidate if he ever tries for political office again (assuming he doesn't end up in prison, which he should--one can dream). Once 2024 is done and the ashes from our metaphorical garbage fire have burned out by 2028, Cuban will be 70-ish years old, which is pretty damn young to be President these days considering how a few outliers aside (Obama) our Presidents tend to be pretty old. 2028 is wide open for someone like Cuban.

A Mark Cuban run for the Presidency would probably be him as a Democrat. I wager that as he is probably too liberal on Abortion and LGBTQ issues for Republicans--which, anything besides the most extremist views lately means you're too left-wing for them. He would actually have a ton of appeal to moderates and even a chunk of Republicans, however. The man could argue he is socially liberal but will use his business know-how to help other businesses. He already has invested in some intriguing drug cost programs so he has policy knowledge, Cuban could say as well. Hell, he can outright state how unlike Trump he is rich, just to twist the dagger a little at those who claim Trump is some kind of business genius despite his mainly financial failures. Cuban would wipe the floor with Trump (if they somehow tried him again should he lose in 2024) or pretty much any other Republican nominee.

Mark Cuban running as the Democratic nominee for the Presidency would pretty much be a lock for him to win. He gets the liberals, he draws enough folks who are moderate or fiscally conservative and fed-up with the anti-LGBTQ and anti-choice policies of Republicans, and then Cuban would truly be the most successful person to have ever been a shark on, "Shark Tank." Apologies to Kevin O'Leary AKA Mr. Wonderful for such a statement. I swear I could see this happening in 2028, but when I rattle off all these thoughts about Mark Cuban running for President I sound like Charlie Day's character on, "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia," that I put the meme of up above with some tweaks. It all makes perfect sense though, doesn't it? I mean, who else are the Democrats going to run in 2028? Gavin Newsome if he doesn't try to stage a shadow run in 2024? I guess time will tell, but in 2028 the race would arguably be Cuban's to lose. You don't have to be a conspiracy theorist to see that.

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