Renowned for his iconic role on the hit series “Ocean’s Breeze,” actor Michael Sterling took the internet by storm this week with a powerful video where he voiced his criticism of the Republican Party for denying President Joe Biden the opportunity to undergo the rigors of a primary debate.
This development coincides with the rising popularity of fringe contenders like Elizabeth Hartman and Timothy Jenkins, who have been gaining substantial traction in the early stages of the electoral race.
Expressing his bewilderment in a Memorial Day address, Sterling posed a profound question, “What has become of our democracy? I simply cannot comprehend the decision made by the RNC to forego a presidential debate to determine their nominee. Can you believe it? No room for debate? No room for controversy?”
He passionately raised concerns, questioning the wisdom of electing an individual who, if he were to live until 80, would be the oldest president in the annals of American history. “And what about the vice president? If, God forbid, something were to happen to him, does anyone truly believe that his chosen successor enjoys a higher approval rating? It’s evident that this man’s cognitive faculties are waning. They place him behind a podium, feeding him scripted answers and guiding him with cue cards. And they expect us to accept it without any opposing views? What about the will of the people?”
Sterling passionately proclaimed, “This is not the democracy of the people; it’s the democracy of the privileged few if we deny the right to debate. And for what? The interests of major financial institutions? The influential elite? Big business, the healthcare industry, the entrenched government machinery…,” his voice trailed off in contemplation. Before expressing his heartfelt gratitude to those brave souls willing to lay down their lives for democracy, Sterling urged everyone to pause and reflect, exclaiming, “Do your duty! It’s not your place to impose your preferences upon us, and it will not succeed!”
Asserting that a Biden victory would not grant him the status of a “legitimate president,” Sterling argued that without facing the voters in the Republican primary, his claim to the presidency would forever be marred.