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Filmmaker Michael Moore is among the thousands of Occupy Wall Street protestors streaming into Times Square the day after they successfully resisted a potential eviction from their camp in Zuccotti Park Saturday in New York. Thousands of demonstrators protesting corporate greed filled Times Square on Saturday night, mixing with gawkers, Broadway showgoers, tourists and police to create a chaotic scene in the midst of Manhattan. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Question: Do you love/hate Michael Moore?
Even in the increasingly wild world of American politics, it seemed an especially crazy idea: Matt Damon for president? After all, the handsome actor, whose boyish good looks belie the fact that he has just turned 40, is still best known for his early role in Good Will Hunting, where he played a working-class Bostonian.
Since then, he has won plaudits in Hollywood for solid work in films ranging from action flicks to Invictus, which told the story of post-apartheid South Africa's rugby World Cup triumph.
So why is Damon's name being mentioned in the context of the 2012 race for the White House and a possible liberal challenge to Barack Obama? The simple answer is to blame leftwing firebrand Michael Moore. Read more.
Can you think of a celebrity you'd vote for as president?