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Irish Bookmaker: 100-to-1 Odds that Actor Matt Damon Will Become President
cnsnews.com ^ | 8-15-11 | Tierney Smith

Posted on 08/15/2011 2:59:55 PM PDT by Justaham

The odds that actor Matt Damon could become president of the United States are 100-to-1, according to Ireland's largest bookmaker.

Paddy Power, which operates a chain of licensed betting offices and retail outlets located throughout Ireland and in the UK, included Damon’s name in its odds-making after Damon received “a glittering endorsement for the role from fellow Hollywood star Michael Moore,” according to a Paddy Power press release.

“There’s been a strong tradition of Hollywood stars making the transition into politics since Ronald Reagan,” the Dublin bookmaker said in a news release. “Matt Damon has never been afraid to express his political views and would surely garner some high profile supporters if he chose to run.”

The company listed Damon, perhaps best known for portraying CIA assassin Jason Bourne in a series of films, at 66-to-1 to receive the Democratic nomination for the 2012 election.

Power said President Obama remains “the strong favorite at 4-to-6 odds in the race for the White House,” followed by Texas Gov. Rick Perry and the former governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney, who are at 7-to-2 and 5-to-1 odds, respectively. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R0Minn.) stands at 16-to-1 odds.”

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, meanwhile, was listed at 25-to-1 odds of being the next U.S. president.

GOP candidates Jon Huntsman and Herman Cain were at 20-to-1 and 33-to-1 odds respectively, while Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Joe Biden and Marco Rubio are all currently listed as 80-to-1 longshots.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; TV/Movies; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: hollyweird; mattdamon

1 posted on 08/15/2011 3:00:05 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: Justaham

The Bourne movies are still pretty cool though.


2 posted on 08/15/2011 3:01:30 PM PDT by Artemis Webb (Perry 2012! A Conservative who can win!)
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To: Justaham
The odds that actor Matt Damon could become president of the United States are 100-to-1

I bet the same bookie has 20 to 1 odds that Matt Damon forgets to breathe.

3 posted on 08/15/2011 3:01:53 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Justaham

100 to 1 is pretty generous toward Damon. On the other hand, Damon is no more vacuous than is Obama.


4 posted on 08/15/2011 3:02:40 PM PDT by stevem
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To: Justaham
Matt played a genius once. Brilliant acting.
5 posted on 08/15/2011 3:04:14 PM PDT by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid)
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6 posted on 08/15/2011 3:04:47 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Artemis Webb

actor Matt Damon could become president of the United States

In a movie ?


7 posted on 08/15/2011 3:11:21 PM PDT by molson209
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To: Justaham
endorsed by Michael Moore eh?

I thought a Hollywood system of ensuring only people with certain politics got famous was stopped after McCarthy.

Silly me. That's when it STARTED.

matt damon
8 posted on 08/15/2011 3:11:44 PM PDT by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many conservative Christians my age out there? __ Click my name)
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To: Justaham

Hmmm, I don’t know.

After all, the Cretin-in-Chief has proved that IQ is most definitely NOT a requirement.

And therefore, a great deal of Hollywood is eminently qualified.


9 posted on 08/15/2011 3:12:42 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Justaham

Ben Affleck for First Lady?


10 posted on 08/15/2011 3:14:23 PM PDT by x
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To: Justaham

Damon / Strait 2012!


11 posted on 08/15/2011 3:21:19 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Justaham
...at 66-to-1 to receive the Democratic nomination for the 2012 election.

Really? With the brain dead idiots voting in the Rat party, I would say his chances are even for getting the nomination if he runs.

12 posted on 08/15/2011 3:21:42 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Justaham

Why in the world someone not put up 100 grand to get 10grand. Seems to me to be easy money.


13 posted on 08/15/2011 3:25:37 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: traderrob6

Correction 1 grand


14 posted on 08/15/2011 3:26:27 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: Justaham

Never heard of him.


15 posted on 08/15/2011 3:27:02 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Justaham

The Born [sic] Stupidity.


16 posted on 08/15/2011 3:28:28 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: Justaham

And his WWII combat experience should help too....


17 posted on 08/15/2011 3:30:15 PM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: pogo101

I think Paddy Power has been at the Power’s Irish a wee bit too much!


18 posted on 08/15/2011 3:30:47 PM PDT by cumbo78
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To: Justaham

i wish I had a few 100 million to place on this (against)


19 posted on 08/15/2011 3:36:26 PM PDT by Mr. K (CAPSLOCK! -Unleash the fury! [Palin/Bachman 2012- unbeatable ticket])
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To: Justaham

Treadstone has been shut down. He’s available now.


20 posted on 08/15/2011 4:03:44 PM PDT by sappy
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To: Artemis Webb
The Bourne movies are still pretty cool though.

Part 1 is a classic.

Part 2 was ok.

Part 3 sucked hard. Very political.

21 posted on 08/15/2011 4:19:39 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: Justaham

This has to make Ben Affleck very jealous.

Ben was always the very political guy. Always on Bill Maher, etc. Talked about running for office.

Now all of a sudden people are talking about Damon for President? That must infuriate him.

First Damon got to play Will Hunting while Ben played 2nd fiddle, now he gets to watch as Matt becomes president? I think their friendship is in trouble.


22 posted on 08/15/2011 4:22:08 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: Justaham

What are the odds on Roseanne Barr?


23 posted on 08/15/2011 4:36:47 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (New gets old. Steampunk is always cool)
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To: Justaham

Wouldn’t that just be wonderful? A protege of Howard Zinn as President.


24 posted on 08/15/2011 5:01:51 PM PDT by Joe Marine 76 ("It's The Natural Born Citizenship, Stupid!")
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Justaham.
...after Damon received "a glittering endorsement for the role from fellow Hollywood star Michael Moore,"
Well, gosh, that's good enough for me.


25 posted on 08/15/2011 7:23:17 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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