Who The Celebrities Are Voting For In The 2012 Presidential Election
September 5th, 2012 12:07pm EDT
Some celebrities are more outspoken than others, especially when it comes to politics. However, that doesn't mean that a majority of them aren't active in supporting who they think should win the 2012 presidential election. Here's a selection of celebrities that have made their choice clear:
Ted Nugent: Mitt Romney. The outspoken Republican supporter told his Twitter followers while Romney was running for the GOP nomination, "after a long heart&soul conversation with MittRomney today I concluded this goodman will properly represent we the people & I endorsed him."
Bill Maher: Barack Obama. The Liberal talk show host put $1 million into a PAC backing Obama. He begged other rich Democrats, "Unless the rich liberals get into the game, Obama will be horribly outspent. If he is outspent, he stands a good chance of losing. If I can do this, there's a lot of people who can do it even easier."
Eva Longoria: Obama. Not only does Longoria run glamorous fundraisers for Obama, she's one of only 2 Hollywood stars on his 35 "ambassadors" list working to get him re-elected (the other is Kal Penn, who's further down on the list).
Chuck Norris: Romney. Norris made a splash when he and his wife made a video for conservative website WorldNetDaily. "Our great country and freedom are under attack," Norris says in the video. "We are at a tipping point and quite possibly our country as we know it could be lost forever if we don't change the course our country is headed." His wife then said "We will preserve for our children this last best hope for man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into 1,000 years of darkness." Yikes. Norris was originally a Newt Gingrich supporter.
Vince Vaughn: Ron Paul. Vaughn is a long-time supporter of third party candidate Ron Paul. He has endorsed Paul's books and invited him to movie premieres.
Steven Spielberg: Obama. Despite being a Hillary Clinton supporter in 2008, Spielberg has donated $150,000 to the Democrats since 2011 to an effort to re-elect Obama.
Cindy Crawford: Romney, apparently. Crawford has not voiced her support, but she appeared in an early Romney campaign video. Her spokeswoman said it was a favor for one of Romney's sons, who she is friends with.
Kelly Clarkson and Michelle Branch: Paul. Clarkson tweeted her vote for Paul while he was still in the running for the Republican nomination. "I love Ron Paul. I liked him a lot during the last Republican nomination, and no one gave him a chance. If he wins the nomination for the Republican Party in 2012, he's got my vote. Too bad he probably won't." Michelle Branch backed her up, "@kelly_clarkson I wholeheartedly agree. #RonPaul." Both musicians received thousands of tweets in response, many negative.
George Clooney: Obama. He's been supporting Obama since 2006, before he even announced his intentions to run for president. Clooney has since been to several fundraisers, including a $36,000 dinner in L.A.
Gene Simmons: Romney. Despite choosing Romney, Simmons hopes that there is a good debate that America pays attention to - for the good of the country. "[Romney's] run successful companies, knows how to make money. I believe Mitt Romney and President Obama are going to have a very good dialogue, and I want to hear that dialogue."
Joe Perry: Paul. "Obama hasn't done anything close to what he promised he'd do," Perry tweeted. "Didn't get my vote and I got lotta grief. Well, my votes for Ron Paul."
Clint Eastwood: Romney. Eastwood made his clear when he debated an empty chair at the GOP convention last week.
Kal Penn: Obama. Penn left the show House to work in the White House to work in the Office of Public Engagement as the Associate Director.
Kid Rock: Romney. He rocked a Romney rally and let him use his song, "Born Free." However, Kid Rock doesn't like to spout his views. "I truly believe that people like myself, who are in a position of entertainers in the limelight, should keep their mouth shut on politics," he told CMT Insider. "Because at the end of the day, I'm good at writing songs and singing. What I'm not educated in is the field of political science. And so for me to be sharing my views and influencing people of who I think they should be voting for ... I think would be very irresponsible on my part."
Snooki: Donald Trump. "I thought Trump was going to run - but he's not, right? I would endorse him and vote for him." Trump now backs Romney.
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