He Can Tweet but Can He Legislate?
[imgbelt img=ashtondemi320.jpg]Douglas Burns looks at the Congressional prospects of Ashton Kutcher, an Iowa native with coast-to-coast appeal.
[imgcontainer left] [img:ashton_kutchermag240.jpg] [source]Details magazine, via popsugarHe smiles, he glowers, he fund-raises, he twitters: Is Ashton Kutcher ready for Congress?
Celebrity activist and new media pioneer Ashton Kutcher has beaten CNN in a race for one million followers on the Internet social networking site Twitter.
A suggested next challenge for the Iowa native: move back to your home state – the western side, say Council Bluffs – and run for the 5th Congressional District seat.
As much as anyone in America, Kutcher has brilliantly blended fame with substance, creating an interactive organization that he’s trained on fighting malaria and child sex trafficking.
An obvious new platform for the earnest Kutcher would be a run for political office. And the place to do it would be in heavily conservative western Iowa, where U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Kiron, appears to have a padlock on elections, secured with an eye-poppingly reliable GOP vote in many northwest counties.
Kutcher could raise money by the truckload: just a $5 donation from only half of the now 1.2 million people following him on Twitter would yield $3 million. This doesn’t take into account his own considerable assets – and those of his wife, Demi Moore, an American icon who was worth millions while Kutcher was still waiting to be discovered at the Airliner bar in Iowa City.
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