Celebrities backing candidates

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    Does it bug you as much as it bugs me when they think what they have to say means anything or that we want to hear their opinion?

    I understand that their $$$ is important to the candidate .....

    .... but does anyone really care what Oprah, Will Ferrell, Jodie Foster, Leonardo DiCaprio, Steven Spielberg, Barrbra Streisand, Jane Fonda, Susan Surrandon, or Sean Penn thinks about anything when it comes to who we are going to elect as our next President? :doubt:
     
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    Yes, Barack showed up at Barbara Striesand's party yesterday. The per single plate dinner $27,000.00 each. You're right, who cares what celebrites have to say. They do not live in the same world we do.
     
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    No, they have the same right to express their opinions as the rest of us.
     
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    Ahhh .... you editied your answer. You did get it. lol
     
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    Barack's nothing but a celebrity himself. His books are more popular than his legislation. He's more an author-turned-politician than a politician that wrote a book.
     
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    Nope. It's just the way it works out.

    Obama has in his camp:

    Barbara Streisand
    Will Ferrell
    Jodie Foster
    Leonardo DiCaprio
    Jamie Lee Curtis
    Steven Spielberg
    David Geffen
    Jeffrey Katzenberg
    Sean Penn

    McCain has in his camp:

    Stephen Baldwin
    Pat Boone
    Wilford Brimley
    Dean Cain
    Jon Cryer
    Robert Duvall
    Angie Harmon
    Patricia Heaton
    Lorenzo Lamas
    Craig T. Nelson
    Gail O’Grady
    Jason Sehorn
    Gary Sinise
    Jon Voight

    They of course are entitled to their opinion and both candidates want their money, but their opinions on their candidates are of no consequence to me.

    Both McCain and Obama will smooze with the celebrities to get the dough and both traveled to Hollywood to brush elbows with the stars to get it.
     
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    patricia heaton is a total idiot...so are most of the others on both lists.
     
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    No it doesn't bother me. like Ravi said, they are just as entitled to their opinion as the rest of us, they just have a very public format with which to express that opinion. I wish I had a format like that.

    I'm always interested to see which way my favorite actor/actress leans politically. Their opinion doesn't change my mind, either about my choice or about them but it is fun to know.

    Sadly in our celebrity obsessed world many people DO look to celebrities for guidance as to who they should vote for, this is the only aspect of it that I dislike but the celebrities themselves can not control that.

    sometimes you say things that just boggle the imagination js. Remind me again, how many books has McCain writen? FOUR isn't it? is this just more jealousy rearing it's ugly little head because Obama won Grammy's for his? :lol:
     
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    :lol: If I was doing something that a celebrity recommended I would immediately stop and re-examine it.
     
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    I cant stand it when they come out publicly and act like someone should be listening to them. Their vote means no more than mine and their interests are much different than mine. Well take your money but thats it.
     

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