posted on Sep, 18 2008 @ 03:10 PM
Recently, I've been seeing an outlandish amount of celebrities weighing in on various presidential candidates and their vice-presidential picks. Most
of these celebrities, or so it appears to me, have little to no training in the understanding of politics whatsoever. And I simply cannot fathom, how
or why or what purpose they are serving or gaining from speaking out about a certain political person/candidate.
I am beginning to think that celebrities are merely using their 'celebrity' to influence the vote. And to the effect, the mainstream media appears
to be reaping in the benefits (which should come as no surprise.) It is also possible that said celebrities may in fact be donating or inadvertantly
advertising for a specific candidate, it is in fact possible afterall.
Here are a few examples of celebrities using their 'celebrity status' to influence the vote: Oprah Winfrey, Matt Damon, Lindsay Lohan, Samantha
Ronson (whom sprang into popularity with the MSM due to a suspected relationship with Lindsay Lohan), Heidi Montag (cast member of The Hills, famous
MTV series), Arnold Schwartzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Curt Shilling (ex-Philadelphia Phillies Pitcher), Spencer Pratt (another The Hills cast
member), Donald Trump, Chuck Norris, Daddy Yankee (PuertoRican Rapper), Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair (WWE star), Robert De Niro, Ted Nugent, Tom Hanks,
George Clooney, Rosie O'Donnell, Tom Cruise, Madonna, Jon Stewart (of the Daily Show), Angelina Jolie, Tiger Woods, and many many many many many more
other celebrities as well.
So is endorsing and thus influencing the election through the means of being merely a 'celebrity' just? Is this what it has come to, who has the
most popular friends? And on that note, many of Hollywood's celebrities are also negatively speaking out about politicians and the presidential
nominees and their running mates.
So what is your opinion on this matter?
A simple google search will provide a ton of celebrities and tell just whom they are endorsing or whom they are 'un-endorsing'.
[edit on 18/9/2008 by agent violet]