Celebrity Politicians Essays

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The democratic government in place in the United States of America allows all Americans to have their say in what occurs in this country. Through the power of the vote, Americans can decide who they want to represent them in every level of the government. Getting elected, however, is not as easy as it sounds. It would reasonable to assume that a candidate would be elected to their position if they are more qualified than their opponents. This however is becoming less and less true. Nowadays, instead of always voting for the person who is the best at handling their prospective job, people are voting for candidates who handle themselves the best during the campaign. The candidate who is the most charismatic, funny, and outgoing is usually …show more content…
No matter how the candidate chooses to campaign prior to the election, it is going to cost a lot of money.
     There is however, one form of campaigning that reaches the most people in the quickest amount of time. Television continually proves to have the largest effect on the voting public and this proves to be another huge advantage for celebrities.
     Television campaigning is not limited to commercials. Interviews and talk-show appearances are more examples of how a candidate can get their face and views conveyed to the public. Television is just another way celebrities have a substantial advantage over the competition. Many shows continually request that people with star power appear on that show. For ordinary people running for political office, this is hardly ever the case. Also, 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. Usually, an election is won by the person who is willing to spend the most money on the election. In the case of celebrity politicians, incredibly large amounts of money are able to be spent on campaigns giving them a much greater chance of victory over their opponents.
     With the recent news from California, when one thinks of celebrity politicians, the name Arnold Schwarzenegger

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