That’s the idea being pushed through a new blog, Operation Draft Drew 2012, in hope that the comedian turned host of The Price is Right will run against Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) in 2012:
There are few individuals who truly understand what is at stake, and even fewer who have what it takes to go to Washington and give a voice to the People. Drew Carey is one of them. Drew is one of the great television personalities and comedians of our time, but to Drew, the state of the nation is no joke.
We are Americans who call Ohio home, and are tired of watching helplessly while our state and country are ravaged by reckless and misguided government policies. We are Americans who agree with Drew that “the answers to all the problems we face as a society won’t come from Washington. They will come from us.”
We are calling upon Drew to go to Washington and help break the shackles of the leviathan, so that we can finally be free as a society to solve the problems we face.
Carey is libertarian in philosophy. He was host of The Drew Carey Project through Reason TV that presented public policy solutions on issues like transportation, the war on drugs and immigration. Carey also pushed a series of policies initiatives to solve the economic problems in his native city of Cleveland:
Carey knows the policy issues, but willing to put aside a lucrative career to run for public office? I don’t know, but I’d send him money.