Rob Lowe knows politics. He’s had experience as a Senator, President, Deputy White
House Communications Director, State Auditor, and City Manager. Of course this was all in TV and movies, but still credible in my book. Now Lowe stars on the FOX show The Grinder. I have to explain the show, for those who don’t watch, in order to understand the rest of the story. The Grinder follows television actor Dean Sanderson, Jr. (Rob Lowe) who returns to his hometown of Boise, Idaho, after his long-running television series, The Grinder, ends. Though Dean is not a lawyer, he believes that his experience playing one on TV makes him qualified, and he decides to join his
family’s law firm. This fictional scenario plays out in real life from time to time in varying career fields and Lowe is acutely aware.
Now TIME magazine interviewed presidential candidate Jeb Bush and Rob Lowe took notice.
Lowe’s Twitter quote: “Memo to @JebBush With respect, here can be only one Grinder. ”
That’s in response to this part of the TIME Magazine article:
In a recent interview with The Skimm, you described yourself as a grinder and an introvert, that’s not what you usually expect from people in public life.
“Well, people in public life, normally the people that are involved generally kind of, the extroverts migrate to the public arena. But introverts win in the end, brother. That’s the way I look at it. Being mission driven, being focused, being really striving for improvement, being self-aware and not being driven by your own ego, but being driven by a mission, I think in the end is a good set of personality traits that will be helpful. It is what it is. So, I can’t change who I am. It took me 62 years to be who I am and it’s impossible to play like I’m someone who I’m not. I’m going to be who I am.”
I think Rob Lowe should be the only Grinder. In fact, I’ve said it to him in an interview and I’ll say it again, Rob Lowe should run for political office and I’d be happy to campaign for him right here on CBNN.
One more politically minded tweet from Lowe to leave you with. This is during the CNBC GOP debate. “Sweet Jesus, I’ve never seen a network get a shellacking like CNBC is taking for their GOP debate. Yikes.”