Sly Stallone was doing an interview for Variety and recalled how the Mayor of Philadelphia tried to bait him into running for office according to FoxNews.
Sylvester Stallone has packed many jobs onto his resume over the years: movie star, screenwriter, director, producer and painter of Kafkaesque portraits, but in a new interview with Variety, he revealed that he briefly considered following his pal Arnold Schwarzenegger into politics.
“And five minutes later, I came to my senses,” Stallone told Variety for this week’s cover story on “Creed.” He remembered, on 2006’s “Rocky Balboa,” meeting the mayor of Philadelphia, who told him: “I believe you could be elected.”
Fortunately, Sly’s wife is smarter than he is.
“I said to my wife, ‘What do you think?’” Stallone recalled. “She said, ‘Are you crazy? He’s just being nice. You’re not going to be elected. You don’t have that insatiable need to be embraced by people.’”
Thank God for smart wives. Although I will admit I would have preferred Stallone to either major candidate in 2008. Or 12. My dead white cat would have been better than any of them.
As far as this year goes, Stallone is all in for The Donald.
What does he think of the Republican frontrunner? “I love Donald Trump,” he said. “He’s a great Dickensian character. You know what I mean? There are certain people like Arnold, Babe Ruth, that are bigger than life. But I don’t know how that translates”—he let out a laugh—“to running the world.”
Given the choices Sly, he’ll do just fine. Certainly better than any of the Democrats.
Although if Ted Cruz can’t make the grade in the primary the DWC is looking good again this year.
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