Multiple sources spoke to Us Weekly about Clooney's supposed political ambitions:
"George has been talking to politicians about running for office for years," says a DC insider, noting that Clooney is "close" with Pres. Obama.
"President Obama, how do I run for office?"
Adds the insider, "George has said his ultimate goal is to become a US senator but he knows he would have to hold a position like governor first."
One pal predicts the actor will take that first step in 2018 with a run for California's governorship. Says the friend: "He has the good ideas that he wants to implement."