I find it interesting that on http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/ today there is an article about Oprah's "fans" being upset with her for stumping for Obama. Especially comments like:
Oprah's Web site is why some of those fans seem to be upset: the way she stumped for Obama, they say, seemed to pit white against black.Huh? How do they figure? I know pleanty of whites that say they like Barack Obama a lot more than they like Hillary Clinton, and will vote for him over her any day.
Even Jerry said last night that he didn't think it was right that someone with Oprah's "power" stumping for one of the candidates.
I look at it differently. I figure celebs have been stumping for candidates since the begining of time, so why should Oprah and Obama be any different?
I mean Bill stumps for Hillary (ok ok so they are married, but he was a President.)
Curt Schilling stumped for McCain last week.
And this is a list found on http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071211/STYLE/312110005/-1/news20
HILLARY CLINTON: Alec Baldwin, Jon Bongiovi (aka Jon Bon Jovi), Danny Devito, Berry Gordy, John Grisham, Tom Hanks, Hugh Hefner, Marg Helgenberger, Quincy Jones, Calvin Klein, Bette Midler, Paul Newman, Jerry Springer, Martha Stewart, Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump, Barbra Streisand.
CHRISTOPHER DODD: Paul
Simon, Paul Newman, Barbra Streisand.
JOHN EDWARDS: Paul Newman, Barbra Streisand, Russell Simmons, Sean Penn, Susan Sarandon.
BARACK OBAMA: Jodie Foster, Zach Braff, Jennifer Aniston, Tyra Banks, Halle Berry, Judy Blume, George Clooney, Jamie Foxx, Morgan Freeman, Cuba Gooding, Berry Gordy, Hugh Hefner, Magic Johnson, Will Smith, Bette Midler, Paul Newman, Barbra Streisand, Susan Sarandon.
BILL RICHARDSON: Judy Blume, Jodie Foster, Bette Midler, Paul Newman, Susan
Sarandon, Michael Douglas.
RUDY GIULIANI: Donald Trump, Melissa Gilbert, Jeff Gordon, Kelsey Grammar.
JOHN McCAIN: Jerry
FRED THOMPSON: Pat Sajak.
DENNIS KUCINICH: Paul Haggis.
NOTE: None listed for Mike Huckabee, Duncan Hunter, Joe Biden, Mike Gravel, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney and Tom Tancredo.
I am sure in the past 2000 years that other celebs have thrown their weight around in the political ring as well. I am just to tired tonight to look them up. ;)