Skip to comments.Irish Bookmaker: 100-to-1 Odds that Actor Matt Damon Will Become President
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 Damons 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.
Theres 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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The Bourne movies are still pretty cool though.
I bet the same bookie has 20 to 1 odds that Matt Damon forgets to breathe.
100 to 1 is pretty generous toward Damon. On the other hand, Damon is no more vacuous than is Obama.
actor Matt Damon could become president of the United States
In a movie ?
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.
Ben Affleck for First Lady?
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.
Why in the world someone not put up 100 grand to get 10grand. Seems to me to be easy money.
Correction 1 grand
Never heard of him.
The Born [sic] Stupidity.
And his WWII combat experience should help too....
I think Paddy Power has been at the Power’s Irish a wee bit too much!
i wish I had a few 100 million to place on this (against)
Treadstone has been shut down. He’s available now.
Part 1 is a classic.
Part 2 was ok.
Part 3 sucked hard. Very political.
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.
What are the odds on Roseanne Barr?
Wouldn’t that just be wonderful? A protege of Howard Zinn as President.
...after Damon received "a glittering endorsement for the role from fellow Hollywood star Michael Moore,"Well, gosh, that's good enough for me.