7 Celebrity Presidential Candidates, Ranked by Successfulness
Lindsay Lohan, celebrity presidential candidates
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7 Celebrity Presidential Candidates, Ranked by Successfulness


Lindsay Lohan announced her presidential aspirations over the weekend, placing her among the celebs below, all of whom have announced bids to become the President of the United States.


Here’s LiLo and six other celebrity presidential candidates — starting with the guy who actually became President and going down to the famous folk who fell far short (or, at least, whose success has yet to be determined).

Ronald Reagan

Long before entering politics, Ronnie enjoyed an illustrious screen career with roles in films like Dark Victory, Knute Rockne, All American, and Kings Row and a gig as the host of General Electric Theater. He’d go on to serve two terms as Governor of California and then two terms as the 40th President of the United States.

Roseanne Barr

After starring in Roseanne for nine seasons, this comedian ran for Commander in Chief in the 2012 election as the Peace and Freedom Party nominee… and even came in sixth place during the general election!


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Fred Thompson

This Law & Order star followed an eight-year tenure as a U.S. Senator with a U.S. Presidential campaign in 2008, which meant NBC actually had to stop airing any L&O episode in which he appeared (to follow the equal-time rule). Fred dropped out of the race after underwhelming votes in the early Republican primaries.

Donald Trump

This real estate baron (or blowhard, depending on whom you ask) announced his candidacy for the 2016 election in June — and he’s currently the frontrunner for the Republican nomination.


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Stephen Colbert

We may never know if this Late Show host was serious about his 2008 presidential bid, but his candidacy was serious enough to get voted down by the South Carolina Democratic Party. Marvel picked up the torch, however, and kept Colbert’s campaign alive in the world of Spider-Man.

Kanye West

Similarly, it’s hard to tell how serious Yeezy was when he announced his candidacy for the 2020 race in a true mic-drop moment at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards. Say what you will about him, but homeboy plans ahead!


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Lindsay Lohan

Could we be Livin’ La Vida Lohan in 2020? The troubled Disney alum Instagrammed her presidential prospects over the weekend, potentially forgetting that leaders of the free world gotta be 35 or older.

We’ll see how it all turns out. In the meantime, hail to these (wannabe) Chiefs!