6 Compelling Reasons Why Gary Busey Should Be the Next Pope

In focusing exclusively on established cardinals, Vatican judges have ignored the obvious frontrunner for the world's next Top Pope: prolific actor-turned-altruist Gary Busey.

Hear us out. According to the New York Times, Vatican talent scouts seek a pope with “charisma,” “grit,” and “magnetic charm”—and Gary Busey’s got the holy trinity in a way that pretty much locks down this whole papal race for us.

Non-believers, look no further than Twitter. Pope Benedict XVI became the first pontiff in history to transmit 140-character homilies to more than 1.2 million followers around the world. Busey preaches to a considerably smaller flock, but nonetheless utilizes his tweet feed to spread unfiltered messages of love, faith, and pancakes. Here’s why the guy has our vote.

1. He has perspective.

2. He is positive.

3. He is ambitious.

4. He is empathetic.

5. He is a master of religious rhetoric.

6. Above all else, He is penitent.

Follow future pontiff Gary Busey here.

Read Benedict XVI’s full twitter history here.

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