Mark Zuckerberg has religiously denied that he may possibly be eyeing a presidential run, but his actions say otherwise.
Zuckerberg is on tour right now, visiting every state in an attempt to connect with “ordinary human beings.” Right….but he in’t running for president, huh?
Not to mention he has been in the news a lot lately.
— CENOBITE KANTBOT (@KANTBOT10K) July 13, 2017
Zuckerberg announced his 30-state tour in a Facebook post in January, saying his aim was to “talk to more people about how they’re living, working and thinking about the future.”
Mark Zuckerberg overlooking his trial soylent society pic.twitter.com/T2RnCqJGVH
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The billionaire tech CEO explained his motivations in highly political terms, insisting on his determination to understand the plight of common Americans. “For decades, technology and globalization have made us more productive and connected. This has created many benefits, but for a lot of people it has also made life more challenging. This has contributed to a greater sense of division than I have felt in my lifetime. We need to find a way to change the game so it works for everyone.”
Despite making stops at noted presidential campaign-trail locations, Zuckerberg has denied he plans a presidential run. Just like virtually every other potential presidential candidate before him, then, including Hillary Clinton.
So are we worried about him running in 2020, or even 2024? Heck no! We would love for him to run! Why? The Facebook founder may have made a name for himself at a young age, but his hipster, liberal mindset is not strong enough to run a country.
Greatly enjoying my sandwich. The humans have done an excellent job. pic.twitter.com/mHRCfnuk0z
— cam (@goethelife) July 5, 2017
Honestly our biggest concern at this point is that he could use Facebook as a platform to promote himself endlessly. However, he would receive some seriously backlash if he censored promotion for other candidates.
Some would argue that Zuckerberg’s image as a teenage wunderkind who created one of America’s most successful companies from his college dorm room will be an asset. But this narrative is flimsy. Zuckerberg has been dogged throughout his entire career by accusations that he stole the concept of Facebook from the Winklevoss twins; the battle with the Winkelvosses was even dramatised in a Hollywood movie. Should Zuckerberg run in 2020 (or 2024, as his close friends predict), those allegations are sure to resurface.
Then there is the problem of Zuckerberg’s personal style, if it can even be called that. Donald Trump, with his long career in entertainment, has a remarkable capacity to dominate a stage. Zuckerberg, meanwhile, is noted for his monotone voice and creepy stare; the billionaire who owns 20 identical grey t-shirts so he doesn’t have to worry about what to wear. Some tech CEOs, like Steve Jobs, were brilliantly charismatic performers who were able to captivate a live audience. There are currently no signs that Zuckerberg is one of them.
So with all that in mind, you can see why it would be great for Republicans if he ran. right? It would nearly ensure us the win!
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