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Marcy Kaptur for president?

Tom Jackson • Mar 23, 2010 at 6:26 PM

Leftist filmmaker Michael Moore's new movie, "Capitalism: A Love Story," will turn U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Toledo, into a national hero and possible presidential candidate in 2016.

Or so says Moore and TV political commentator Chris Matthews on a TV show this week.

Moore, whose disdain of capitalism doesn't prevent him from trying to market his movie,  appeared on the "Hardball with Chris Matthews" TV show Tuesday.

According to the show's transcript, Matthews remarks, "And, by the way, you‘ve got a hero in the movie.  Marcy Kaptur will never lose reelection after seeing this movie."

"Marcy Kaptur will be elected president after people see this film," Matthews says. Moore, apparently agreeing, says "our first female president" and "2016." The assumption, of course, is that Obama will run again in 2012, leaving the Democratic field clear in 2016.

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