When secured, the endorsement of a celebrity, model, actor, or news anchor is trumpeted by a politician as a real qualification for office. It’s also an irrefutable argument.
You don’t think Trump’s background as a real estate mogul/reality tv star who has never held elected office can lead our great nation? Charlie Sheen and his tiger blood say think again.
Being censured by the FBI for endangering the nation and then lying about it repeatedly is suddenly supposed to be a reason Hillary Clinton can’t be trusted with the presidency? How about Star Jones has decided to overlook it?
Depending on your sense of self-worth, it’s possible a celebrity endorsement may sway your thinking and even your vote on any candidate or issue.
what who qualifies Trump and Clinton for office?
Let’s look to your right. Trump has accrued the endorsements of influential celebrities like Kirk Cameron, Gary Busey, and Tila Tequila. I can’t be the only person who relies on Gary Busey for thoughtful analysis.
But! Hillary Clinton has been identified as the candidate of choice by Zach Braff (who has played a doctor on TV so may be considered a healthcare expert) and Corey Feldman. Lest you speculate that Corey Haim might have backed Trump, let’s remember that Corey Feldman speaks for both Coreys, period.
Interestingly, some conservative luminaries, such as P.J. O’Rourke, have decided to stand behind the Democratic party nominee.
In a statement so fresh it’s not yet been added to HillaryClinton.com, O’Rourke gave this glowing praise to the former Secretary of State: “I am endorsing Hillary, and all her lies and all her empty promises. It’s the second-worst thing that can happen to this country.”
I’ll point out, as I trust he would want me to, that Trump apparently is O’Rourke’s top choice for the worst thing that could happen to the country.