If we all register and vote, we will have the first black president in the history of America,” Sean ”Diddy” Combs told the crowd before chanting ”Obama or Die” — a remix of his politically neutral ”Vote or Die” motto from the 2004 presidential election, when he attempted to boost the youth vote.
Of course, John McCain failed to merit any type of “shoutout” by any of the BET speaker or celebrities. But I guess that’s expected since he is white.
Then came the much needed Barbara Streisand endorsement just yesterday. Here are a few short statements she wrote on her personal blog:
Barack has awakened in many of us the notion that we can again be hopeful, enabling us to believe that we are capable of lifting our brothers and sisters out of poverty, of providing quality education for all our children, of ending this unjust war in Iraq and bringing our troops home safely.
Well, me might as well pack our bags and head for Canada. Someone please tell the McCain camp that the election is over. It looks like Obama is going to win by a landslide with this Streisand endorsement. It almost beats an endorsement from Cindy Sheehan or Rosie O’Donnell.
Last week, Obama held a fundraiser in Los Angeles that raised somewhere between $4 million to $5 million, and several Hollywood celebrity types such like Dennis Quaid and Samuel L. Jackson were there. Other celebrity endorsements include Oprah Winfrey, Robert De Niro, Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Scarlett Johansson, Halle Berry, the lovely Jessica Alba, John Leguizamo, George Lopez and the list goes on. And, we can also assume that the likes of Sean Penn, Susan Sarandon, Martin Sheen, Alec Baldwin and that crowd will also endorse Obama.
It’s really kind of sad because I do listen to Diddy’s music; and I am a big fan of many of the actors listed above. Hollywood is so out of touch with America when it comes to things that really matter in life. But I guess that comes with money and fame; and I am glad that Americans don’t use the latest gossip on Entertainment Tonight or Extra when making thier voting decisions.
John McCain also has a few celebrity endorsements himself including actors Sylvester Stallone and Robert Duvall. Sly is really all he needs at this point since he can kick all the other celebrities’ asses on and off camera. Now, all we need is Chuck Norris to man up.
Oh, and here is a cool resource that looks at the history of celebrity endorsements and how they affect elections.
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