(15 August 2011) Paddy Power have today inserted Matt Damon at 100/1 to be the next US president after he received a glittering endorsement for the role from fellow Hollywood star Michael Moore! Damon has proven far more articulate on Liberal issues than his Team America puppet would suggest and is also available at 66/1 to receive the Democratic nomination for the race.

Obama remains the strong favourite at 4/6 in the race for the White House followed by Texan Rick Perry and former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney who are at 7/2 and 5/1 respectively while Tea Party darling Michelle Bachman is available at 16/1.

Elsewhere in the betting the Republicans 2008 presidential candidate John McCain remains at an unlikely 150/1 to occupy the Oval Office while Paris Hilton and Will Smith are at an even more unlikely 500/1.

Paddy Power said “There’s been a strong tradition of Hollywood stars making the transition into politics since Ronald Reagan, Matt Damon has never been afraid to express his political views and would surely garner some high profile supporters if he chose to run.”

Meanwhile former on screen US President Martin Sheen is available at 250/1 to be the next Irish President! Sheen who is an Irish citizen through his Irish mother has been subject to a Facebook campaign pushing for him to enter the race.

Matt Damon Specials
100/1 To be the next US President
66/1 To receive the Democrat nomination

Next US President
4/6 Barack Obama
7/2 Rick Perry
5/1 Mitt Romney
16/1 Michele Bachman
20/1 Jon Huntsman
25/1 Hilary Clinton
33/1 Herman Cain
40/1 John Boehner
40/1 Paul Ryan
50/1 Ron Paul
66/1 Rudolph Giuliani
80/1 Rand Paul
80/1 Thaddeus McCotter
80/1 Marco Rubio
80/1 Rick Santorum
80/1 Michael Bloomberg
80/1 Gary Johnson
80/1 Joe Biden
80/1 Newt Gingrich
100/1 Matt Damon
150/1 John McCain
500/1 Laura Bush
500/1 Paris Hilton
500/1 Jimmy McMilan
500/1 Will Smith


All prices remain subject to fluctuation.

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