Here’s Why RuPaul Won’t Be Running For Office Anytime Soon…
RuPaul is an activist, mentor and overall superstar. He knows the power of community, seeing as he’s built his own collection of fans throughout his decades-long career.
But don’t ask him to run for office!
“I understand the drive to want to do that because you can make changes in Congress,” Ru said to Entertainment Weekly. “But there’s so much mishegoss and red tape and… politicking. It’s just not a fun experience. It would beat you down. It’s not for everybody. It’s not for me. I wouldn’t want to be in a public office. I just feel on television I can reach more people.”
He remembered a time he had Marianne Williamson, the best-selling author, on his show (she coined the quote “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.”).
“I had her on RuPaul Drives and I remember saying, ‘You know, you realize you have more power in the rooms that you lecture in than you could in the bureaucracy of Washington, D.C., right? You actually have more power to reach more people.’ And I really believe that,” he said.
“Every season of Drag Race, there’s only one winner and that is RuPaul,” he laughed. “I would win Drag Race and I know why I would win Drag Race. Because personality, matched with ambition and likability, is a winning combination. It’s won for me all of these years. I’m not the greatest singer, not the greatest actor, I’m not even the greatest drag queen, but you put all those things together and I’m the clear-cut winner.”