Apparently, his words truly impressed Michael Moore. When asked recently who he thought should run for president in 2012, he said Matt Damon without hesitation. Moore explained, "He's been very courageous and not caring about who he offends by coming out and saying the things that need to be said." Moore is a realist too: "And sometimes when you run an actor, you win."
So will Matt run for office and join the likes of Ronald Reagan, Arnold Schwarzennegger, Jesse Ventura, Al Franken, Sony Bono, etc, whose celebrity has catapulted them into office? Guess we'll have to wait and see. In the meantime, other celebrities who have stated their political aspirations, plus a few who like Damon, are being publicly pressured toward it.