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Presidential endorsements: Celebrity weight
Jean-Claude Van Damme has endorsed Barack Obama. NOT! It was a joke. Real celebrity endorsements below.
Being an undecided voter, as we grow closer to each partys respective conventions, I am starting to look more closely at endorsements. Like most people, the viewpoints of people I happen to recognize from movies, radio or magazines and have absolutely nothing in common with hold great sway on my political decisions.
Therefore, (again, like most Americans) I probably have 10-15 celebrity blogs on my daily watch list. Some, unfortunately, are updated less than others (why, oh, why wont Melanie Griffith weigh in on the Russia-Georgia situation?).
I am holding my breath until Angelina Jolie makes official choice known, but I was very excited to learn that Jean-Claude Van Damme had endorsed Obama, until I found out it was a clever ruse by a comedy writer.
There are, however, three celebrity intellectual heavyweights who have recently weighed in on the Obama-McCain showdown.
First, Roseanne Barr, who has actually already backed Cynthia McKinney, nonetheless is still worthy of attention. She has more recently been in the news for bashing Brangelina for something of which Im not too clear. Adopting children from poverty-stricken Third World nations and providing them with a world of opportunity, it seems. But shes also had some insightful comments about the election. Like: Mccain [sic] is a trained ape who's [sic] constituents are racists and polygymists. [sic] and that Oprah backed Obama to ensure her Republican friend would win.
(continued) Next up, is the unabashedly progressive, Moby. Like Rosanne, he is neither a fan of John McCain or proper grammar and punctuation. He wrote something here, which Im guessing was negative about McCain, but I couldnt make it all the way through because my eyes started to bleed.
Finally, Victoria Jackson, who most of you dont know because she was barely on Saturday Night Live and that was 20 years ago. If you think Obama is Muslim (which apparently also makes him a terrorist) and/or is the anti-Christ, then this blog is for you:
You see, what bothers me most, besides that he is a Communist, and a whitey-hater, (although he is half white), is that he is a LIAR. He pretends to be a Christian and he incriminates himself everytime he speaks about Christianity. To lie about being a believer in Christ is very dangerous. Lightning could strike him at any minute! But seriously, he doesn't have a clue what the Bible says and yet he pretends to be a church-going Christian to win votes. That is sooooo evil.
So McCains got that going for him, which is nice. I know his convention schedule is pretty set already, but clearly Ms. Jackson deserves a speaking role.