Celebrities speak out on their presidential picks
As the 2012 presidential election and its turmoil rapidly approach, you cannot help but wonder what people are thinking about our candidates; especially the people who are endorsing their million dollar campaigns.
Long-time supporters of Obama, such as Jay-Z, Morgan Freeman, Spike Lee and Jerry Springer, have all made statements questioning why people would not want Obama back in office for four more years.
Freeman was one of the first Obama supporters to write him a $1 million check to endorse his campaign.
“President Obama has done a remarkable job in historically difficult circumstances,” Freeman said.
Spike Lee commented that the best thing Romney has going for him is that “he’s not Obama.”
It is no surprise that Jay-Z and wife Beyonce are supporting Obama in this election.
During a CNN interview, Jay-Z commented that Obama is the better choice for the country by “leaps and bounds.”
Jay-Z explained that part of his adoration of Obama is because he supports same-sex marriage.
“You chose to love whoever you love. It’s discrimination,” Jay-Z said.
Even Bill Nye, our favorite science teacher from the 90s, is showing his support for our president.
Nye appreciates that Obama has been pushing for more education programs. On the other side of the spectrum people like Nicki Minaj, Bob Dole, Ted Nugent, Clint Eastwood and Donald Trump support Mitt Romney.
“I’m a Republican voting for Mitt Romney” Nicki Minaj says in her song on Lil Wayne’s mix tape “Dedication 4.”
Minaj also tweeted about the country’s current health care situation saying, “Just give FREE health care to all @BarackObama what can we do?”
Ted Nugent also tweeted about his support for Romney saying, “After a long heart and soul conversation with Mitt Romney today I concluded this good man will properly represent we the people and I endorsed him.”
Nugent had a long conversation with Romney before deciding to endorse him to make sure the Romney would not enact any gun law restrictions and would help to pull the reins on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Texas Tribune).
Clint Eastwood said that he is supporting Romney because he believes that the country needs a boost.
One of the most important endorsements that Romney received was arguably the one given to him by Donald Trump.
“Mitt is tough, he’s smart, he’s sharp, he’s not going to allow bad things to continue to happen to this country that we all love. So, Gov. Romney, go out and get ‘em. You can do it,” Trump added (ABC News).
Even Jenna Jameson, a long-time star of the entertainment industry, is supporting Romney.
Jameson told CBS San Francisco that she is looking forward to having a Republican back in office.
“When you’re rich, you want a Republican in office,” Jameson said.