Conor McGregor makes stern comparison with ‘older’ Irish Presidential competition and makes case for legitimate run for office

Conor McGregor releases a series of tweets showcasing his presidential competition as well as polls for the same.


Conor McGregor makes stern comparison with ‘older’ Irish Presidential competition and makes case for legitimate run for office

Conor McGregor puts out tweets comparing himself with his competition for the presidential elections (via Imago)

Conor McGregor, the famed UFC fighter, is not new to creating headlines. This time it’s not for his achievements in the cage, but for his consideration of running for president of Ireland. McGregor, who has recently been active about political problems, turned to social media to examine his possible competitors and create a case for his valid candidature.

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Conor McGregor likened himself to renowned Irish politicians highlighting their ages and long-standing links to their respective political parties. McGregor said that, at the age of 35, he provides a younger, more engaged, and enthusiastic choice for the president than these seasoned leaders. This is a part of what he said:

Or me, 35. Young, active, passionate, fresh skin in the game. I listen. I support. I adapt. I have no affiliation/bias/favoritism toward any party. They would genuinely be held to account regarding the current sway of public feeling. I’d even put it all to vote. There’d be votes every week to make sure. I can fund. It would not be me in power as President, people of Ireland. It would be me and you
Conor McGregor via X

Conor McGregor declared strongly that he would not be in power alone as President, but rather via a joint effort with the people of Ireland. His tweet showed that he truly believes in his ability to provide a fresh and creative approach to Irish politics.

In any event, McGregor’s words have brought a layer of fascination to Irish political conversation. This has mixed the realms of sports and politics in the way that his larger-than-life persona is known for.

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Conor McGregor holds polls to gauge his popularity as a presidential candidate

Conor McGregor, the flamboyant UFC fighter, used his X account to test public sentiment on his prospective presidential run in Ireland. McGregor, known for his provocative words and larger-than-life demeanor, launched a poll among his fans. McGregor was among the candidates, as were well-known Irish politicians.

Conor McGregor holds a poll on his X account, gauging popularity of presidential candidates
Conor McGregor holds a poll on his X account, gauging the popularity of presidential candidates (via Imago)

The poll is captioned “Who gets your vote for President as it stands today?” It received 146,885 votes within 9 hours (at the time of writing this). The poll indicated an astounding 88.6% support for McGregor’s presidential run. This overwhelming support from his fans demonstrates McGregor’s enormous influence and popularity, not only in sports but also in the public eye.

The poll results and subsequent comments on McGregor’s X account highlight the changing nature of the celebrity-politics. McGregor’s ability to connect and mobilize his large fan base for a political debate highlights the rising effect that influencers from many disciplines may have on public opinion and political narratives.

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