Bill Murray Announces 2016 Presidential Run

Bill Murray announces president run 2016
Bill Murray president

Bill Murray shocked the country today announcing his run for President in 2016. (Dennis System, File) / AP

Charleston, SC — From his home in Charleston, South Carolina, legendary actor, comedian, and writer, 65-year-old Bill Murray, shocked the country today by announcing that he will be running for President in 2016.

“I’ve been thinking about doing this for a while now, and you know, it just seems right,” Murray said. “I don’t like most of the candidates that are currently running for President. I mean, Bernie Sanders seems like a decent guy, but the rest of em’, are pretty much complete scum in my opinion.” Murray continued, “I’m always traveling around the world, but I’m proud to call America, the good ole’ U.S. of A, my home. I think there’s a lot of great people here, a lot of potential, but there’s also a lot of confusion and hate. People don’t know what to make of these Hitler wanna-be’s like Donald Trump, and the Ted Cruz’s, who want to start World War III. They feed on the hate and paranoia a lot of this country has, and because of that, you see them leading in the polls. And it’s sad that people go along with it, and can’t see it for what it really is. I think the American people are better than that and they deserve better. I just feel if I didn’t step up and at least try and do something, I don’t know if I could sleep at night. Well, I would eventually fall asleep, I’m not an insomniac or anything. But it would keep me up, that’s for sure. Look, I’m no hero, I just want to help out, and I think I can do that by being President.” Murray finished by saying, “So I’m making it official, right here, right now; I Bill Murray am running for President of the United States in 2016.”

When reporters asked Murray his plans on improving America, Murray said, “I think we ought to be personally responsible. I think if you can take care of yourself and then maybe take care of someone else then that’s sort of how you’re supposed to live. I think we’ve sort of gotten used to someone looking out for us, and I don’t think any other person is necessarily going to be counted on to look out for us.”

So far it is unclear what political party Murray will be joining.

In 2012, Murray met Obama purely by chance at a basketball game – Murray never endorsed him. In fact, when asked about the Obama/Romney race happening that year, Murray said there really wasn’t much difference between them.

“You know they both talk, they’re not so different really, you know if you shake them out, they’re not so different as people in what they say they believe it’s just whether or not they can get it done, and that requires finding that stuff, that real stuff, finding that presence of mind and spirit.”

When asked about his religious views, Murray told reporters, “Religion is the worst enemy of mankind. People can believe whatever they choose to believe, but it does not belong in politics. It imprisons your mind. Religion creates hate, racism, bigotry and keeps you from your true potential in life. No single war in the history of humanity has killed as many people as religion has. I imagine I probably won’t be too popular with the Christian vote in this country, but I’m fine with that,” Murray laughs.

Sarah Bradley, a spokeswoman for Sock It Forward, a group that provides the homeless and those less fortunate with brand new socks told CBS News that she fully supports Murray and his run for President.

“We need a new face in Washington. Someone who has no political ties or agenda and can’t be bought,” Bradley said. “I actually met Bill Murray a while back when we were starting our cause that gives new socks to the homeless. Bill made a donation right there on the spot, saying what we were doing was amazing; he’s such a great guy. He truly cares about people and making the world a better place.”

Paul Horner, a spokesman for Murray’s campaign, told reporters that he believes in what Bill Murray is doing.

“We need a man like Bill Murray now more than ever. He is a man of the people. He’s charming, charismatic, intelligent, humble, caring and most of all, he’s honest. He has no scandals. He’s told no lies. The people love him and respect him, they believe in him. He’s a living legend and is exactly what America needs right now.”

Murray’s campaign team told reporters they will begin campaigning at the Arizona State Capitol on Wednesday, The Lost Leaf at 10PM on Thursday for their monthly Mystery Show, and then all throughout Iowa beginning next week.

  1. Ted Harris 2 years ago

    Bill frickin’ Murray!!!!!

  2. Sarah Bradley 2 years ago

    Bill Murray is my navigator!

  3. Michael Cubbage 2 years ago

    Bill Murray 2016! Hell yeah!

  4. Cheryl DeSplinter 2 years ago

    A Bill Murray/ Bernie Sanders ticket! PLEASE!!!!!!!

    • kristi bacon 2 years ago

      Yes, PLEASE!!!

  5. Melissa VanHee 2 years ago

    Bill Murray is my spirit animal. I love you Bill Murray <3

  6. Trevor Wilson 2 years ago

    I will do anything Bill Muray commands me to do. Just name it. NAME IT!

    • Josh 2 years ago

      That’s why you’re a liberal. You will do anything anyone tells you to do instead of thinking for yourself.

      • Marc Broussard 2 years ago

        And that’s why your not Josh. You will demean anybody with a different like than you have.

      • Jeff 2 years ago

        Hey Josh. Don’t, I repeat, don’t, try and suck my dick.

        And now I wait.

      • John Wild 2 years ago

        No Way! Trevor’s a conservative.

      • Bacon 2 years ago

        And conservatives don’t? In my experience the opposite tends to be true.

  7. Ray F. 2 years ago

    OMFG!!! How awesome would it be if Bill Murray really became president? Even as a VP? I would take that in a second! PLEASE LET THIS HAPPEN! Please let him overcome evil and be our next president!

  8. Dave Arnold 2 years ago

    I like how Bill Murray subtly endorses Bernie Sanders lol What a cool guy! BILL FRICKIN’ MURRAY! Always a class act!

    • Terry Baity 2 years ago

      Feel the Bern baby

  9. Feel the BERN!!!!!!! 2 years ago

    I would love to see a Bernie Sanders/Bill Murray ticket… probably more than life itself. Unfortunately it will be any of the others, Satan’s minions. Such a shame :(

  10. Billy Mitchell 2 years ago

    Fuck Bill Murray! Donald Trump has the experience and the know how? What has Bill Murrray done besides be in some jack off movies? Trump2016!!!!!

    • Terry Baity 2 years ago

      Fuck Trump what a big JACKASS all he will do is land use in another WAR we don’t need FUCKing Hitler that’s what Trump is

  11. Barbara Winters 2 years ago

    Personally, I could really see a Hillary Clinton/ Bill Murray ticket working. It would inspire the young children of today to get out there and vote. How neat would that be!

    • Kathy 2 years ago

      He doesn’t respect/care for Hillary that’s why he’s running. He said only Bernie Sanders because he must have a brain.
      **Bill Murray, just endorse Bernie Sanders for President & he can use you in his Cabinet or somewhere since you are not corrupt & give a shit about our country. I respect that Murray cared enough to do this but we already have Bernie Sanders. The voice of hope & of our future. He is leading in both NH & Iowa now. Sanders is intelligent, experienced, consistent, incorruptible, compassionate, caring, frugal & he has brought hope to millions of people. If the DNC rigs the primary, then I will vote for Bill Murray.

    • spambrando 2 years ago

      Do you honestly think Murray wants to be anywhere near Clinton? You obviously opened your drooling pie hole without first, being informed. He stated, ““I don’t like most of the candidates that are currently running for President. I mean, Bernie Sanders seems like a decent guy, but the rest of em’, are pretty much complete scum in my opinion.”” So, in his opinion, she qualifies as scum. Which she is.

    • pleiadian 2 years ago

      Bill Murray! Yeah, Trump is too much in the ego and is a war mongerer and nuclear bomb pusher. We need to get back to American roots. Disband the fake Federal Reserve that destroys our dollar and bring back America. The illuminati disbanded our republic in secret and turned our country into a corporation legally.
      Also expose the UFO files, Canadian Minister of Defense and Laura Eisenhower both are on youtube, ETs are visiting our planet and want to help us! Get rid of the reptilian aliens that are in our underground bases. Watch the video with Jordan Maxwell on youtube called “Takeover of Planet Earth”

  12. Arnold Snyder 2 years ago

    Fuck Bill Murray! He’s no actor that could become president! You wanna know about an actor that became President of this great country and changed it for the better, read about Ronald Reagan. I know most of you idiots out there don’t know shit about this great man, but his is the man that fixed things in this country so you get to drive around in your little cars and have all the freedoms you have today. Just like Donald Trump, he will make America great again!

    • John Goddard 2 years ago

      We weren’t free before Reagan?

      ‘Fixed’ is the key word here…

  13. Ned Ryerson 2 years ago

    I’m curious about Bill Murray’s stance on health care and insurance. Because I’m sure we could all use a little more insurance… Am I right, or am I right or am I right? Right? Right? Right?

  14. Irvin Mickleson 2 years ago

    Fuck Bill Murray! Go Donald Trump!!!

    • jaxative 2 years ago

      You would stick your dick in Donald? I guess you’d better get in there now because if he becomes prez, it’s you, along with a few hundred million other Americans , that’ll be getting the reaming.

  15. Geoff 2 years ago

    Interesting that every trump supporter post shown here so far starts with an expletive….

    • Sarah Polleto 2 years ago

      Absolutely sickening. This country has people like this living in it and worst of all, Donald Trump is leading the GOP Nomination for President by such a large margin right now. So much hate and ignorance in this country, and Trump is only dumping gasoline on those poor, uneducated, angry individuals because he know s that is what will help him to win. I highly doubt if he even knows what he believes anymore

  16. Diane Baker 2 years ago

    It’s in the hole!

  17. Dane Rytner 2 years ago

    It’s that goddamn fucking Muslim nigger Obama that got us in the problems we are in right now. Donald Trump is the only way to get us out! You fags wanna vote for some golf pro ACTOR, then you do it, and see how much worse this country will get with Muslims and terrorists!

    • Terry Baity 2 years ago

      Dave your mouth needs to be washed out with a good bar of lie soap this is the hate Trump brings and you want to trunk him loose with our County

    • spambrando 2 years ago

      You are one pathetic, disgusting POS.

    • Liz Perrott 2 years ago

      Go wash your mouth out with soap/ Obama is not a Muslim, not that it should matter when there is freedom of religion in the USA! As for using the N word, you show yourself up.

    • KoriP 2 years ago

      You are what is wrong with America. I hope you don’t breed.

    • Holly 2 years ago

      Not all Muslims are causing problems….most are peaceful. You are racist and that is the problem America has right now.

  18. Michael Waterson 2 years ago

    I love how Bill Murray says good things about Bernie Sanders in this… they technically would be enemies, but Bill Murray is above all that. He has money and just wants what is best for mankind. I think he genuinely wants to see this country succeed. And it’s obvious none of the other candidates can do it, except Sanders (in his opinion). Pretty cool.

    Also, I love his outlook on religion! America probably isn’t ready for that yet because all the dumbshits in the South, but Australia elected Julia Gillard as their Prime Minister and she’s doing awesome!

    Separation of church and state is vital for us to stop living in the stone ages.

    One day America will wake up, and I think it begins with candidates like Bill Murray! He has my vote for sure!

    • Pamela 2 years ago

      “Dumbshits in the south”? Really? I’m a southerner, born and raised…have a brain and know how to use it…And am spiritual, NOT religious! There are religious fanatical “dumbshits” EVERYWHERE! STOP POINTING FINGERS!!!

  19. Randy Thompson 2 years ago

    Fuck this liberal, anti-god, Muslim loving nigger! Donald Trump 2016! If you care about America you’ll make the right desision!

  20. Dwayne Reynolds 2 years ago

    Trump 2016!!! Get the nigger Muslim out now and lets stop terrorism!!!

    • Terry Baity 2 years ago

      Randy and Dwayne and Trump is what is wrong with America grow up and take all the hate and throw it away

  21. Dan Sluder 2 years ago

    After reading all these posts from Trump supporters, I don’t want to be a Republican anymore… This is ridiculous. Bill Murray will probably hold a lot of beliefs that I don’t agree with, but that does not mean he isn’t worthy of being considered. If we can not resort to discussion over yelling, cussing, and name calling, than we are all doomed anyway…

  22. EuropeanLiberal 2 years ago

    Bill Murray: “I hate religion”
    Trump supporters: “He’s a muslim loving n*gger!”

    I guess lots of US-americans don’t know what religion is

  23. Cory 2 years ago

    Wow the comments on here are sickening.

  24. raegott 2 years ago

    Bill Mfkn Murray!! Be a hero… if just for one day!! <3

  25. Mark Purcell 2 years ago

    I have to vote for Bernie. Bill would be my second choice. Has he thought about vice pres? Call me Bill.

  26. Bradley Wood 2 years ago

    Run for Murray in a hurry!

  27. Holly Jansma 2 years ago

    He is stating his opinion like it is. No sugar coating. I actually hate getting older and feeling the need to have a voice in this world because one wrong word and you’ve got a nation of hate coming at you. Nobody will ever make everyone happy but that’s because we have a the freedom to express our own unique opinions. I love this country because of it’s diversity and in spite of it. I absolutely think that people should stand up and fight for what they believe is right for this country but that doesn’t mean we have to do it forcibly and with so much hate and anger. Have a debate. Sound it out logically and may the best man win.

    I am interested to hear about his plans for this country; what he plans to do with Obamacare/the ACA, the right to bear arms. Etc… but mostly I really liked that he stated what I have heard all my life from people who are tired of hearing people complain about our country’s leaders…. He basically said, if you don’t like how this country is being run then run for office yourself and let’s see you do a better job. Instead of complaining about it all and either refusing to vote (which does no one any good) or settling for the lesser of evils, he’s attempting to put his money where his mouth is. Personally, pending the details of his vision for this country, I think that we could all use a little more happiness rather than hatred. Isn’t that what Bill Murray has made his living doing? Injecting honest, open minded, comedic truth through his life’s work. And he has been active in political bands over the years. If he thinks he can do it better than the other guys than he has every right in this free country to try his hand at it. Not going to promise him my vote but I won’t count him out at the gate either. I’d like to hear what the man has to say.

  28. Obi-jonKenobi 2 years ago

    “I don’t like most of the candidates that are currently running for President. I mean, Bernie Sanders seems like a decent guy, but the rest of em’, are pretty much complete scum in my opinion.”

    I’m definitely “with Murray” on that one.

    And, seriously, the Murray campaign makes total sense given that the people that have been the greatest truth-tellers recently are comedians (Cobert, Steward, Maher). The political discourse is so dishonest, distorted, and destructive (see Trump, Cruz, Palin, and the whole reich-wing echo chamber that stirs up the rubes and yahoos and creates the “base” for cretins like these to lead).

  29. Jesus Sucked Gay Penis 2 years ago

    I love this plan! I’m excited to be a part of it! Let’s do it!

  30. Putra 2 years ago

    This is almost too much for a sane man to bear. Of cursoe, your answer would be that I’m not a sane man. However, I don’t want this to become a regular feature of this blog. It only looks a bit like Batman and nothing like Bruce Forsyth.

  31. Bill Cremeen 2 years ago

    I see Mr. Murray managed to get in the obligatory lefty dig at Christians yet didn’t quite have enough testicular fortitude to insult Mo’s followers. At least not directly. Oh no couldn’t do that. Just another Hollywood asshole with an opinion.

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