Don't mind me; just yelling at clouds again.
Well thats a little goofy, but o.k. Anyway, I don't care what Will I Am thinks, or any other celebrity for that matter, but I respect Jimmy http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080403/ap_on_el_pr/carter_obama so if this is true Obama's got my vote. (Not that he wouldn't have anyway, but IMHO, Jimmy is one of the greatest Democratic leaders and I trust his judgement.) Plus, things are getting nastier than I would have hoped for. These people (http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/04/04/air-america-suspends-radio-host-for-clinton-comment/) were kissing the Clinton's collective asses four years ago. Now they have become the same as the loud mouth right-wing douches whom they are against.
I agree about things getting nasty. I never particularly liked Randi Rhodes and, frankly, it doesn't surprise me that she'd say something that vile. In fact, I stopped listening to Air America mainly because most of the people on it reminded me of right wing radio hosts. Though, for the record, I thought the will.i.am video was pretty moving. It's not about caring what he thinks (if anything, I think his endorsement is a negative on Obama); it's about liking the work itself on its own terms, and the work in question was great.
Oh I gotcha on the video. It's not that I thought the video wasn't good, it's just that I don't get celebrity endorsements any more than I get candidtates pandering to "dumb hicks" when everyone knows damn well they are not one of them.
I can see getting young actors and musicians to endorse because, theoretically, it makes it look a little less lame to be young and into voting for a presidential candidate, but then again, when there's a candidate that genuinely appeals to the yunguns, there's no need to flaunt your celebrity endorsements. But generally speaking, yes, nobody cares. It also depends upon the celebrity: we all have certain celebrities whose opinions do matter to us, like Jimmy Carter or Bill Moyers or Jon Stewart, but I don't know for the life of me who would ever be swayed by Sean Astin or the Hispanic guy from CSI: Miami.
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