Clooney: Why I'll Never Be President One good reason: He already has a job... By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted Sep 1, 2011 9:45 AM CDT 13 comments Comments George Clooney arrives for the opening ceremony and the screening of 'The Ides of March' during the 68th Venice International Film Festival on August 31 , 2011. (Getty Images) (Newser) – President Clooney? He wouldn't be the first actor in the Oval Office, but he says he’ll never do it—partly because of the hard time our current president is having. “Look, there’s a guy in office who is smarter than anybody you know, and nicer, and he’s having an almost impossible time governing,” Clooney said at the Venice Film Festival. “Why would anyone volunteer for that job?” The Telegraph notes that he also pointed out, “I have a very good job. So I have no interest.” Click to find out why Michael Moore thinks a certain pal of Clooney’s should run instead.