Monday, July 23, 2007

Casting Couch: Barack Obama

Here's an intriguing one-- casting Barack Obama in the man's life story.

His big ears and charm might suggest Will Smith, but that's too obvious. We need someone a little unexpected for the man who constantly defied expectations. His voice is certainly one of his trademarks-- loud, clear, forceful, powerful. We should go with someone who has that kind of voice. Also we need someone who can get the masses excited, someone with a loyal and broad following. After all this is the man with a 250,000 donor list, the self-proclaimed Hope machine.

So we'll go with...

Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson.

Of course! This guy was the self proclaimed "People's Champion" of Pro-wrestling, but has moved on to bigger and better (?) things with a big movie career. Plus, as SAM blogger Doug Flynn points out, the two are voice TWINS!

Even the Rock's catchphrase fits nicely:
"If ya smellllllllllllllllllll what Ba- Rack is cookin'!"

Past casting couch segments:

Fred Thompson as........... Fred Thompson

Sean Penn as................... Hillary Clinton

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