For a few brief hours this week - after news broke of the hiring of Joel Benenson, a former top adviser to President Barack Obama and the chief strategist for Hillary Clinton’s failed 2016 presidential campaign, as a consultant - the odds of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg running for President in 2020 surged to 65%.
And while the odds of him running has declined today...
The hopes of the liberal technorati are picking up as bookies slash their odds of the social media superstar running the free world...
While Donald Trump is still favorite at 5/2, Paddy Power has just reduced the odds of Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg winning the 2020 US presidential election from 25-1 to 16-1.
Trump's deputy Mike Pence is tied with Senator Elizabeth Warren with odds of 15-2.
Other interesting inclusions to the betting odds list are wrestling super star and actor Dwayne Johnson (popularly known as the Rock) (16-1) and Michelle Obama (14-1).
This was officially announced by the company’s Head of Trump Betting (yes, that’s actually a thing) Joe Lee and surprisingly Zuckerberg is now ahead of Hillary Clinton whose dismal betting odds are dwindling even more, now shifting from 25-1 to 50-1.
According to Lee, Zuckerberg would be a formidable opponent if, indeed, he decided to stand for presidency in three years’ time.
“For Zuckerberg, he’s emerging as a potential candidate, alongside Dwayne Johnson and current incumbent Donald Trump. Which means the US voters are caught somewhere between The Rock and a hard face."