George Clooney‘s new movie The Ides of March opens this Friday. In it, he plays Mike Morris, a sitting governor who’s running for president. Ryan Gosling plays his campaign strategist:
From what I can tell, the movie doesn’t make a big deal about this, but I will: Clooney is described as “an agnostic or atheist who refuses to discuss religion.” Another source points out this line of dialogue:
“I am neither a Christian, nor an atheist, I’m not Jewish or Muslim … my religion is written on a piece of parchment called the Constitution”
… and with that, the campaign was over.
Black president? We’ve seen it. Female president? Not out of reach. Atheist president? I can try to suspend my disbelief… but c’mon… you think we can just let that one slide?!
Prediction: This movie is only 12 minutes long and Clooney loses by a long shot.
Unless, you know, all of America just ignores that whole “religion” thing…
Only in the movies, right?
(via Steel City Skeptics — Thanks to Steve for the link!)