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Mark Cuban for president? Why not?

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban high-fives and socializes with fans before a game in February.
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban high-fives and socializes with fans before a game in February. Special to the Star-Telegram

Mark Cuban for president? If The Donald can get this far, why not Cubes?

After all, Cuban is a billionaire like Trump and he’s probably just as famous as Trump. Cuban’s got better hair, he’s more likable and it’s not like you’d have to worry about him going all Mussolini in the White House.

The subject of Cuban, Dallas Mavericks owner, entrepreneur and Shark Tank star, running for office came up recently on The Herd with Colin Cowherd. Cowherd, talking with guest Chris Sacca, a Silicon Valley venture investor and self-made billionaire, brought up Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, saying he wouldn’t vote for Trump, but of the non-political types out there, he could see Cuban making a major run to the White House.

Sacca, who knows Cuban, seemed to approve of that message.

“There’s a 100-percent chance Mark Cuban becomes president of the United States,” Sacca told Cowherd. “I just spoke to him about it yesterday and all he can do is ‘LOL’ about it, but that’s not a denial, right? I think Cuban has everything that Trump has in terms of the adherence and the hanging on his every word.

“The minute you’re coined a billionaire in this country everyone just takes everything you say as gospel, you can say no wrong, and that’s why we see Trump skating in. He says asinine things and everyone’s like, ‘Well, he’s a successful business guy.’ Cuban has all of that, but is not an idiot.

“So you combine those things, he’s populist, he’s legitimately innovative, he knows how to run a business, audiences really love that guy; he will have a path to become the president of the United States. I don’t doubt it for a second.”

Remember, Cuban convincingly played the POTUS on Sharknado 3: Oh, Hell No! so there is that.

Seriously, though, Cuban has brought up real issues that need solutions, such as this country’s embarrassing student loan debt situation and the ridiculous and ongoing college tuition hikes.

He might also have something to say about the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The only real problem we see with Cuban running for president would be the obvious recess from October though at least April, you know, for basketball season.

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