What do you think of entertainment figures running for office, such as Cynthia Nixon running for governor of New York?


Zachary Hughes-Summers
student | Germantown
“As long as they understand what they’re getting into and have a plan to make the world a better place, I’m all for it. If Donald Trump can be president, why can’t an entertainer be president? And don’t forget Ronald Reagan. He was an actor before going into politics.”

Vincent Michel
musician | Southwest Philadelphia
"There should be a wall of separation between entertain-ment and politics. We have to stop the crossing that line, before it gets out of hand. Cynthia Nixon should stay in her lane. She’s good at what she’s doing. Why rock the boat?"

Nathan Nanthavong
student | Olney
“If an entertainer has a good grasp of policy issues, then I don’t see why they shouldn’t enter politics. This is a free country. Everyone should have a chance to pursue their dream. An entertainer probably won’t lie as much as a typical politician. That increases my comfort level, as far as them holding public office.”

David Stipo
musician | Bella Vista
“I don’t trust anyone, including entertainers. Everyone has a hidden agenda. Cynthia Nixon is an actress. She has no business running for governor of New York. But to tell you the truth, she’ll probably win — because of her name recognition. She has a huge Instagram following.”