President Zuck? Facebook CEO Hires Hillary Clinton's Chief Campaign Strategist

Tyler Durden's picture

Three weeks ago, when the WSJ ran an infomercial of the "down to earth" Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg as just the guy next door in "Mark Zuckerberg Hits the Road to Meet Regular Folks" as part of Zuckerberg's tour of the country...

... the obvious question immediately emerged: is Zuck's publicity stunt preparation for a presidential run?

The answer increasingly looks like "yes", because as Politico reported on Wednesday, Hillary Clinton’s former pollster, Joel Benenson, the chief strategist in Clinton’s 2016 doomed campaign has been hired to conduct research for Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan’s nonprofit, the Zuckerberg-Chan initiative. Officially Benenson’s work, done through his company Benenson Strategy Group, will focus on the couple’s philanthropy. However, it will give Zuckerberg access to yet another top pollster as rumors of a potential presidential run grow ever louder.

In January, the Zuckerbergs hired another top political advisor - David Plouffe, campaign manager for Obama’s 2008 presidential run - as president of policy and advocacy. Plouffe had previously worked at Uber. Ken Mehlman, who ran President George W. Bush’s 2004 reelection campaign, also sits on the board. And earlier this year, Politico reports that the couple also brought on Amy Dudley, a former communications adviser to Virginia Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine.

In retrospect, Mark Zuckerberg appears to be building an army of presidential advisors.

As part of his tour of the U.S., in June he stopped over in Iowa, a key launchpad for anyone floating a presidential bid. Zuckerberh's "Year of Travel" has been compared to a grassroots presidential listening tour and fueled speculation he could run for president.

Of course, Zuckerberg denies everything.

"Some of you have asked if this challenge means I'm running for public office. I'm not," he wrote in a Facebook post earlier this year.  "I'm doing it to get a broader perspective to make sure we're best serving our community of almost 2 billion people at Facebook and doing the best work to promote equal opportunity at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative."

Zuck won't be the first, or last, politician to lie about not running. Meanwhile, the rumors of a run have persisted as the Facebook founder continues his tour and weighs in on political issues like healthcare.

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Krungle's picture

I take solace in the fact that the crazies in DC will succeed in destroying this nation before we can turn it over to Zuck.

JungleCat's picture

Thank you for giving me hope in the darkness of the nightmare scenario this article comjures up.

IridiumRebel's picture

Yeah the country will be a Balkanized Soros state by the time he gets around to running....

Creepy_Azz_Crackaah's picture

Hire the person who FAILED big time with Cankles. 

"Smart."

ScratInTheHat's picture

If you liked how electing Lincoln turned out then you will love this!

Jim in MN's picture

Zuck lives in his Mom's basement....in his mind. 

But he's the king of it!

tmosley's picture

Trump will tear this cuck a third asshole in any debates. Socially awkward as fuck, absent some sort of cybernetic mental enhancement that might come about in the next 2-3 years.

DownWithYogaPants's picture

Geebus please yes run Zuck.  Your douchbag factor pops off the top of the scale and keeps on going till beyond the moon.  They have not yet managed to chart how far out it goes.   Some guess between Neptune and Pluto.   I am saying Alpha Centauri.

TeamDepends's picture

Zuck the Cuck/Some Female Minority 2020 Vote CPUSA (because the Democrat Party is long gone)!

jeff montanye's picture

that little weasel carrying the treelet looks like bush cutting brush or kerry riding a motorcycle.

not a ball amongst them.

Mareka's picture

Commander in Chief of the armed forces ?

I'm not seeing it.

land_of_the_few's picture

"Everyone I know
Goes away in the end
You could have it all
My empire of dirt
I will let you down
I will make you hurt"

TahoeBilly2012's picture

Yea, that's what I want in a President-

Liberal

Liberal, Geek

Liberal, Geek, Gen Whatever

Liberal, Geek, Gen Whatever, Billionaire

Liberal, Geek, Gen Whatever, Billionaire, Jew

 

Couldn't peice together a better profile!

Bigly's picture

His hubris knows no bounds.

He is a 3rd rate joo who stole an idea and thinks we are all subjects.

 Utter retard with way too much moolah.

mc888's picture

AI programmed by Stalin and Alinsky.

Never One Roach's picture

That's a touching to see the photo of Zuckerbegrer the Billionaire rubbing shoulders with the dindus. He's even seen lifting a log! He pays over $2 million a year for his bodyguards and lives behinda 15 foot wall so it's good to see him out and about.

...it's a great photo op he can post on his FB page.

Or he can blow it up to poster size, print a few million of them and drop them from his private 747 jet.

Vatican_cameo's picture

 

"Zuck the Cuck" doesn't realize he's the helping the Dindu "Steal" that log.

bionicknees's picture

Isn't he under the minimum height requirement?

Dormouse's picture

It will never happen. They can't be seen overtly running the country, it's all behind the scenes. Joos can't be president.

cheeseheader's picture

Hmm...never even thought of that.  Thanks.

jeff montanye's picture

two opposing thoughts: if al gore had fought harder and prevailed in 2000, i believe he would have caught a cold, fallen down, or suffered a scaliattack.  and joe lieberman would have been president.  probably would have named dick cheney and donald rumsfeld to the same positions though (plans being what they were).

had hillary not cheated so badly or been found out earlier and prosecuted by . . . someone, bernie might well have been nominated and, judging by the (even more lopsided) polls, could have been elected.

a non zionist jew is actually exactly what this country needs.  or possibly a non zionist hindu.

https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=tulsi+gabbard+for+p...

Mr Hankey's picture

Why not take off the mask, Hymie.'Muricas Benjamin Disraeli  moment. 

Yog Soggoth's picture

Never hear about his family. If I had all those hard earned nickels, I would sho enuff talf about my momma. I guess all he gots is his money an ZH as family.

bionicknees's picture

His grand pappy is a Rockerfeller. Wonder why we don't hear more about that.

bionicknees's picture

His grand pappy is a Rockerfeller. Wonder why we don't hear more about that.

Croesus's picture

Shit, if Zuckerkike runs, it looks like my 2020 vote will be another write-in for Hitler.

jeff montanye's picture

i like where the opposition to zuckerkike is unmentioned.  i'm starting to think you just like hitler a whole bunch.

ReZn8r's picture

This Fuckface son of a bitch will not be the next president of the United States.

BLOTTO's picture

Slogan -

'Trust us, you dumb fucks'

venturen's picture

Instead of Zuck and Kanye....it should be Kim...and they can be Zuc... Kini

Blue Balls's picture

I thought Obama was the standard retard, I was wrong.

Manthong's picture

 

AAAAAArrrrrrrggggggg

 

Never in my lifetime.

Cloud9.5's picture

I have no clue how this will turn out.  The merging of the virtual world with the virtual government is already well underway.  In four years, we have no idea where we will be.  If it were not for declining resources and entropy I would argue that the singularity is inevitable.  Can you imagine a point in time where everybody gets his five minutes of fame by becoming a momentary celebrity and government decisions are based on facebook likes and dislikes?  The dictatorship of the momentary majority will have achieved the pinnacle of power.  In an incensed moment of heightened emotion the virtual mob will vote to nuke the planet.

Normalcy Bias's picture

President Chauncey Gardiner... unbelievable...

Oldwood's picture

After whining about Trump's wealth being "corrupt" the left will run Zuck knowing he is not only richer than God but has little adminstrative experience AND hands on the greatest power in the world.

Never One Roach's picture

The 15 foot high stone wall around his house is either to keep predators out...or keep his huge ego within.

Bay of Pigs's picture

Both. That guy is a CIA plant and tool.

FB Headquarters at 1 Hacker Lane in Menlo Park? It's no joke.

yogibear's picture

Fuck Zuckerberg!

Who wants to elect that Clinton-licking ahole.

MFL5591's picture

The theif wants to be President.  Only with this uneducated group!

813kml's picture

I predict that his campaign will get two "likes" (him and his mom).

sixsigma cygnusatratus's picture

"President Zuck? Facebook CEO Hires Hillary Clinton's Chief Campaign Strategist"

This appears to be the symptoms of a functional coma.  I always wondered about that.  Brain dead for so long, that no one noticed.

peddling-fiction's picture

Diebold will like Zucky for a fee.

GUS100CORRINA's picture

President Zuck? Facebook CEO Hires Hillary Clinton's Chief Campaign Strategist

My response: ROFL!!! Commander in Chief President Zuck???

I guess all it takes is a BILLION here and a BILLION there and WULA ... President ZUCK is BORN.

August's picture

Leader of the Free Fucking World.

Dormouse's picture

His ties are deeper to the fucking ChiComs than to the US.

seek's picture

I came to post something similar. Zuck running for president, Kid Rock for senate, etc are all signs that I would take as the clues Tainter pointed out preceded collapse.

Lordflin's picture

There is nothing new under the sun... as true today is in the days of Solomon...

Everybodys All American's picture

I'm sure he will get the 100% backing of the CIA. Maybe he can choose Bezos for his running mate and make it a trifecta by having Cuban be his sec of state