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Posted by on Oct. 10, 2012 at 9:11 PM
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Why are so many celebrities for him?  I keep hearing only poor people will be voting for him...but they are sooo not poor.  What do you think?

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143myboys9496
by Gold Member on Oct. 10, 2012 at 9:21 PM

 I have absolutely NO idea.

I honestly cannot figure it out.

Unless it looks good for their fans??? (just a shot in the dark)

_Kissy_
by on Oct. 10, 2012 at 9:22 PM
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A majority of celebrities all have a cause they are passionate about rather it be the arts, humanity, education, etc....Republicans usually strip funding for such things. So they want a president who seem compassionate.,

_Kissy_
by on Oct. 10, 2012 at 9:25 PM

THE FAMOUS NAMES ON OBAMA'S 'SURROGATES' LIST

Will.i.am (The Black Eyed Peas)

Jessica Alba (Actress)

Madeleine Albright (Former secretary of state)

Laila Ali (Boxer, daughter of Muhammad Ali)

Michael Alter (CEO, Alter Group)

Odette Annable (Actress)

Dave Annable (Actor)

Marc Anthony (Singer)

Arcade Fire (Band)

Katherine Archuleta (Political director)

India.Arie (Musician)

David Axelrod (Senior Obama adviser)

Ernie Banks (Former baseball player)

Sara Bareilles (Musician)

Melody Barnes (Director, Domestic Policy Council)

Bob Bauer (Former White House attorney)

Joel Benenson (Pollster and political strategist)

Jeremy Bird (National Field Director)

Dewey Bozella (Boxer)

Laura Breckenridge (Actress)

Carol Browner (Former director, Office of Energy and Climate Change)

Warren Buffett (CEO, Berkshire Hathaway)

Peter Burling (Former state senator and DNC member)

Henry Cardenas (CEO, Cardenas Marketing Network)

Jon Carson (Director, Office of Public Engagement)

Vince Carter (Basketball player)

Philip E. Carter (Chief Operating Officer)

Shawn (Jay-Z) Carter (Rapper, entrepreneur)

Ron Chatterji (Economist)

Aneesh Chopra (Chief technology officer of the United States)

Steven Chu (Department of Energy)

Jamie Citron (Deputy director, LGBT)

Robert Clayton (Attorney)

Max Cleland (Secretary, American Battle Monument)

Chelsea Clinton (Former first daughter, philanthropist)

George Clooney (Actor)

Bradley Cooper (Actor)

Chris Cornell (Musician)

Pat Cotham (DNC member)

Counting Crows (Band)

Robert Cray (Blues musician)

Pat Cunnane (President and CEO of Advanced Sports International)

Andrew Cuomo (Governor, New York)

Richard Daley (Former Chicago mayor)

William Daley (Outgoing White House chief of staff)

Tim Daly (Actor)

Anthony David (Musician)

Mark Dayton (Minnesota governor)

Donald Dell (Executive)

Nancy Ann DeParle (Deputy chief of staff for policy)

Aisha Dew (Mecklenburg County Democratic Party chair)

Shaun Donovan (Secretary of housing and urban development)

Arne Duncan (Secretary of education)

Rob Dyrdek (Professional skateboarder, actor)

Megalyn Echikunwoke (Actress)

Bob Elliott (Co-chairman)

Len Elmore(Former NBA player and sports announcer)

Rahm Emanuel (Chicago mayor, former White House chief of staff)

Ari Emanuel (Co-CEO of William Morris Endeavor talent agency)

Eric Robertson and the Boston Boys (Band)

David Falk (Sports agent)

Fergie (Black Eyed Peas singer)

Giselle Fernandez (Producer)

America Ferrera (Actress)

Tina Fey (Actress, producer)

Arnie Fielkow (CEO, National Basketball Retired Players Association)

Justin Ford (Veterans director, Truman National Security)

Jamie Foxx (Actor)

Al Franken (U.S. senator)

Patrick Gaspard (Executive director of Democratic National Committee)

Phillip Gilfus (Attorney)

Whoopi Goldberg (Actress, comedienne)

Reagan Gomez (Actress)

Austan Goolsbee (Economist)

Al Green (Musician)

Josh Groban (Singer)

Maggie Gyllenhaal (Actress)

J.I. Halsell (Director of football operations and analytics)

Tom Hanks (Actor)

James Harris (CEO, James Harris Associates)

Neil Patrick Harris (Actor)

Anne Hathaway (Actress)

Grant Hill (Basketball player)

Nancy Hogshead (Former olympian)

Eric Holder Jr. (U.S. attorney general)

Bruce Hornsby (Musician)

Steven Horsford (State senator leader)

Robert Housman (Vice president)

Joie Jacoby (Independent TV producer)

Velerie Jarret (Senior adviser to President Obama)

Jack Johnson (Singer)

Broderick Johnson (Senior campaign adviser)

Nick Jonas (Musician, The Jonas Brothers)

Joe Jonas (Musician, The Jonas Brothers)

Kevin Jonas (Musician, The Jonas Brothers)

Dahntay Jones (Basketball player)

Michael B. Jordan (Actor)

Clark Kellogg (ESPN basketball analyst, former NBA player)

Joe Kennedy (Head of men’s basketball operations)

John Kerry (Massachusetts senator)

Alicia Keys (Musician)

Jewel (Musician)

Billie Jean King (Former tennis player)

Ron Kirk (U.S. trade representative)

Amy Klobuchar (Minnesota senator)

Brandon Knight

Mila Kunis (Actress)

Courtney Kurland (President)

Lady Antebellum (Band)

Ray LaHood (Secretary of transportation)

Lilly Ledbetter

John Legend (Musician)

John Leguizamo (Actor, comedian)

Jeffery Lerner (Office of Political Affairs)

Adam Levine (Maroon 5 singer)

Blake Lively (Actress)

Eva Longoria (Actress)

Mario Lopez (Actor, TV host)

George Lopez (Comedian)

Chris Lu (Cabinet secretary)

Jimmy Lynn (Sports consultant)

Maura Mandt (Producer)

Enrique ‘Ricky’ Martin (Musician)

Alyssa Mastromonaco (Deputy chief of staff for operations)

Corey Mays (NFL player)

Jason McCall (President, McCall and Associates)

Audra McDonald (Musician, actress)

Tom McMillen (Homeland Security Capital Corporation)

Jim Messina (Campaign manager)

Chrisette Michele (Musician)

Lea Michele (Actress-Glee)

Bette Midler (Singer, actress)

Robert ‘Rob’ Miller

Janelle Monae (Musician)

James Morin (Attorney)

Alonzo Mourning Jr. (Former basketball player)

Dikembe Mutombo (Former basketball player)

Hamady N’diaye (Basketball player)

Bebe Neuwirth (Actress)

Adewale Ogunleye (NFL player)

Eric Christian Olsen (Actor)

Jen O’Malley Dillon (Deputy campaign manager )

Sarah Jessica Parker (Actress)

Deval Patrick (Massachusetts governor)

Ameya Pawar (Alderman 47th Ward, Chicago)

Federico Pena (Former secretary of transportation)

Kal Penn (Actor)

Penn Masala (A capella group)

Chris Pine (Actor)

Richard Plepler (Co-president of HBO)

David Plouffe (Senior White House adviser)

Alfreda Robinson (Associate dean)

Peter Rouse (Counselor to the president)

Kenneth Salazar (Secretary of the interior)

Kathleen Sebelius (Secretary of health and human services)

Eric Shinseki (Secretary of Veterans Affairs)

David Simas (Obama adviser)

Bobby Rae Simmons aka B.o.B. (Rapper)

Reggie Smith (President, Chicago chapter of NFL Players Association)

Katie Smith (WNBA Player)

Emmitt Smith (Former NFL player)

Julianna Smoot (Deputy campaign manager)

Maya Soetero-Ng (President Obama’s half-sister)

Hilda Solis (Secretary of labour)

Elena Sotomayor (Vice president, Cardenas Marketing Network)

Esperanza Spalding (Musician)

Regina Spektor (Singer)

Gwen Stefani (Musician)

Gloria Steinem (Feminist)

Mitch Stewart (Political campaign organiser)

Curtis Stigers (Jazz musician)

Larry Summers (Former National Economic Council director)

James Taylor (Musician)

The Band Perry (Band)

The Roots (Band)

Train (Band)

Robert Tuke (Attorney)

Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Actor)

Vampire Weekend (Band)

Steven VanRoekel (Chief information officer of the U.S.)

Thomas Vilsack (Secretary of agriculture)

Kate Walsh (Actress)

Kerry Washington (Actress)

Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Congresswoman



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gsprofval
by Gold Member on Oct. 10, 2012 at 9:28 PM

Obama apologizes to celebrities for debate performance

KEVIN DANIELSEN OCTOBER 9, 2012 7:34 AM

During President Obama's celebrity-stacked fundraiser in LA, Obama felt the need to reassure his famous, wealthy supporters that he's still in the game.  After his infamously bad performance during his first debate with Mitt Romney, his 1%-er donors are beginning to wonder if he's even trying to win.  And, of course, there were quite a few celebrity elites at the event.  The Examiner reports:

At a celebrity fundraiser last night in Los Angeles, President Obama acknowledged his mistakes on the campaign trail and asked donors for their continued support.

The event began with a concert at the Nokia Theater for about 6,000 donors, headlined by Jon Bon Jovi, Earth Wind and Fire, Stevie Wonder, Katy Perry and Jennifer Hudson.

Obama wasted no time with the apologies.  Artfully, he joked about his performance:

"Everybody here are just incredible professionals.  They're such great friends, and they just perform flawlessly night after night," Obama said, thanking the musicians for their performance.

"I can't always say the same," he added to laughter and applause from the crowd.

Obama reminded the crowd that his 2008 election also had "bumps in the road."

"Back in 2008 - everybody always remembers the victory, but they don't always remember the bumps in the road," he said. "Things always look good in retrospect.  But in the middle of it, we were - we made all kinds of mistakes.  We goofed up.  I goofed up.  But the American people carried us forward."

Obama's Hollywood Apology Tour is probably more about donations than anything else.  If Obama can't keep the money flowing, then he's got no shot at coming back less than a month before the election.

 

SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Oct. 10, 2012 at 9:31 PM
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Because many celebrities are liberal, just like he is.

Some like Samuel L. Jackson admit they support Obama because he's black. Some of these say they would give hell to a white president with the same record as Obama, but give Obama a pass because he's black.

And there are other celebrities, like Stacey Dash, who are for Romney, no matter how much they are harassed by Democrats. And some, like Dash, are even Democrats disillusioned by Obama.

And then there are the vast number of Romney supporters who are not celebrities, but just average Americans. Since every vote counts as one vote and leads to electoral votes, the huge number of average Americans' votes count more in each state  than the smaller number of celebrity votes.

mom2the.rescue
by Member on Oct. 10, 2012 at 9:39 PM

ahh that makes sense, seriously.  thanks!

Quoting _Kissy_:

A majority of celebrities all have a cause they are passionate about rather it be the arts, humanity, education, etc....Republicans usually strip funding for such things. So they want a president who seems human.,


143myboys9496
by Gold Member on Oct. 10, 2012 at 9:52 PM
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Quoting gsprofval:

Obama apologizes to celebrities for debate performance

 He should be apoligizing to every American that voted for him. Not just Hollywood. *smh*

jcrew6
by Jenney on Oct. 10, 2012 at 9:54 PM
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In the big picture, celebs mean nothing to the majority of Americans. They are paid to read a script not for their intelligence.
mom2the.rescue
by Member on Oct. 10, 2012 at 9:57 PM

I wasn't asking because I thought they were more intelligent than the average American.  I was asking b/c people keep saying only poor people vote Obama.  I don't vote according to what anyone else thinks...I was just wondering if anyone had any serious thoughts on this. 

Quoting jcrew6:

In the big picture, celebs mean nothing to the majority of Americans. They are paid to read a script not for their intelligence.


GardenerArtist
by Bronze Member on Oct. 10, 2012 at 9:57 PM

creative people tend to be more liberal.

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