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Hollywood’s Most Powerful Women Pick Their Dream 2020 Presidential Candidate. Yep, All Leftists.

By  Paul Bois

Hollywood’s most powerful women have weighed in on who they want as a presidential candidate in 2020. From presidents of major production companies to top talent agents, the answers are all the same: left-of-center virtue-signalers, which only serves to indicate that when Hollywood drones on about diversity, they don’t mean diversity of intellectual thought.

For the annual Women in Entertainment Power 100, the Hollywood Reporter probed dozens of top-ranking Hollywood women as to whom they would like to see run for the top office in 2020. Absolutely none said President Trump or a Republican in general. Some gave cryptic answers like “two qualified adults” or “I’m afraid to jinx it,” but the answers were nevertheless the same.

“Predictably, Oprah ranked as a favorite among the industry insiders, as presidential buzz has engulfed the mogul and star ever since her memorable 2017 Golden Globes speech,” said THR. “Other top mentions lean Democratic, including Texan superstar Beto O’Rourke and California’s own Kamala Harris.”

Former Vice President Joe Biden got a few mentions. Others gave ridiculous answers like celebrity power couple Chrissy Teigen and John Legend. One also called for an Oprah and Ellen ticket.

Another mention was producer Kathleen Kennedy, the executive who arguably transformed the “Star Wars” universe into a woke vehicle of female empowerment. Here are all the direct quotes provided by THR:

“A version of Kamala Harris and Beto O’Rourke. Or Beto and Kamala.” — Victoria Alonso, executive VP physical and post-production, Marvel Studios

“Chrissy Teigen and John Legend.” — Sarah Barnett, president of entertainment networks, AMC Networks

“Oprah and Michelle Obama.” — Lorrie Bartlett, partner, co-head of talent, ICM Partners

“A ticket that is dedicated to uniting this country.” — Kristine Belson, president, Sony Pictures Animation

“I’m too afraid to jinx it!” — Gail Berman, president, Producers Guild of America

“Beto O’Rourke and a strong woman, maybe Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren or Amy Klobuchar.” — Elaine Frontain Bryant, executive VP and head of programming, A&E

“George Clooney/Beto O’Rouke.” — Nicole Clemens, president, Paramount TV

“I had a dream Snoop Dogg was my running mate, but we couldn’t decide who would be president and who would be vice president, so we went and got pizza instead. Is that what you mean?” — Ellen DeGeneres, TV host, executive producer

“Michelle Obama. A strong and diverse woman and mother in the White House would be awesome.” — Rita Ferro, president of ad sales, Disney-ABC

“Still searching, but love Beto.” — Lucy Fisher, president, Producers Guild of America

“It’s my dream that Obama comes back with a waiver on term limits and Lincoln comes back from the other side as his VP. P.S. Oprah is Senate majority leader and Rachel Maddow is speaker of the House. They both take over as president and VP in 2024.” — Stephanie Gibbons, president, multi-platform marketing, FX Networks

“Oprah and Ellen. Seriously. If I had said Trump to you five years ago, would you have believed it could come true?” — Lisa Gregorian, president and chief marketing office, Warner Bros. TV

“Michael Bloomberg, and then I’d have to think [about the running mate].” — Toni Howard, partner, ICM Partners

“Any two qualified adults.” — Dawn Hudson, CEO, Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences

“Kamala Harris and anyone.” — Pearlena Igbokwe, president, Universal TV

“Beto O’Rourke for president and Stacey Abrams for VP.” — Tracey Jacobs, board member, partner, talent agent, UTA

“Michelle Obama and Beto O’Rourke.” — Aleen Keshishian, Lighthouse Media & Management

“Biden or Beto — and ideally with both of them on the same ticket!” — Blair Kohan, board member, partner, motion picture literary agent, UTA

“O’Rourke/Gillum? O’Rourke/Abrams? Always love Elizabeth Warren. There was a time I would have said Gillibrand somewhere on the ticket — but after she threw Al Franken under the bus, she lost me.” — Jenji Kohan, showrunner

“Joe Biden as president with Kamala Harris as vice president.” — Debbee Klein, Paradigm

“Kathy Kennedy/Frank Marshall.” — Kristie Macosko Krieger, producer, Amblin

“Andrew Shepherd [from The American President, played by Michael Douglas] and Rachel Maddow.” — Julie McNamara, executive VP original content, CBS All Access

“Michelle Obama and Joe Biden. I think they make a great team.” — Andrea Miloro, co-president, Fox Animation

“I would be excited about two people to emerge who are fresh and new with amazing ideas about inclusivity and kindness.” — Vanessa Morrison, president, Fox Family

“Kamala Harris and Beto O’Rourke.” — Jeanne Newman, talent attorney, Hansen Jacobson

“My dream 2020 presidential ticket is Oprah Winfrey and Bryan Stevenson.” — Dawn Olmstead, president, Universal Cable Productions and Wilshire Studios

“Beto and Kamala!” — Evelyn O’Neill, Management 360

“Oprah and Elizabeth Warren.” — Amy Pascal, producer

“Oprah.” — Theresa Peters, board member, partner, talent agent, UTA

“Joe Biden, because he is the only sure thing to beat Trump. Look at any poll. My ticket is Joe Biden and LeBron James, who is everything and a slice of pie.” — Terry Press, president, CBS Films

“I recently saw a bumper sticker that said: Any Functioning Adult 2020. But the dream ticket … Kamala Harris and Beto O’Rourke.” — Blair Rich, president of worldwide marketing, Warner Bros.

“Beto O’Rourke! I think it’s too soon to think about running mates.” — Nina Rosenstein, executive vp programming, HBO

“Oprah Winfrey and Dolly Parton — I actually have asked them both to run, I even made T-shirts. Unfortunately, I don’t think I convinced either of them.” — Susan Rovner, executive VP development, Warner Bros. TV

“Kathleen Kennedy and Oprah Winfrey.” — Elyse Scherz, partner, WME

“Stacey Abrams and Lisa Borders: two women who know how to get things done.” — Nina Shaw, attorney, Del Shaw

“Joe Biden 20 years ago and Beto.” — Christine Smith, Rise Management

“Kamala Harris/Elizabeth Warren. Supporters of the Paris Agreement.” — Beatrice Springborn, VP content development, Hulu

“Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. That would be exciting to me.” — Sandra Stern, president, Lionsgate TV

“Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Eleanor Roosevelt.” — Beth Swofford, motion picture agent, CAA

“Kamala Harris and who’s the other chick that people — Warren? I’ll say Kamala Harris and Joe Biden. Can he get on the ticket again? Fuck it, I’ll be really black: Kamala Harris and Cory Booker. That’s the Willie Brown ticket.” — Lena Waithe, actor-writer-producer

“Anyone but the incumbents.” — Meredith Wechter, partner, WME

“Michael Bloomberg and Oprah Winfrey because both have unwavering commitment to making education accessible to everyone.” —Marci Wiseman, co-president, Blumhouse TV

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