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.
The trouble is that celebrities don’t agree so those of us who are guided by their opinions are lost in confusion.
Donald Trump has the endorsements of both Melania Trump and Ivanka Trump. Hillary Clinton, not to be outdone, has captured the official backing of Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton.
Hillary Clinton has Wonder Woman’s vote. Wonder Woman! But Donald Trump is backed by Chuck Norris. (Chuck Norris doesn’t sleep. He waits.)
Clinton has scored some major victories. Both of the Olsen twins are supporting her, and so is Sean Penn, who will endorse any Democrat running for anything.
Donald Trump, per his campaign literature, is known for winning. (Now you know why Charlie Sheen is so drawn to him)
Hillary’s got the Olsen twins? Well, Donald’s got the whole Duck Dynasty family, plus Scott Baio. How’s that for winning?
It is no surprise that Hulk Hogan, Tito Ortíz, and Jean Claude Van-Damme are on the Trump train. Just like it’s not a shock to learn that Hillary’s got the votes of celebrity heavyweights like Ted Danson, Punky Brewster, and Sally Jessie Raphael.
For those of you were planning to do whatever Lindsay Lohan and Wayne Newton do, you can forget taking the easy way out. Lindsay is a Clinton backer and Wayne is for Trump.
It is so difficult to decide on a candidate that entire celebrity families are being torn apart over it. No one has suffered the agonies of political dissent more than the Kardashian-Jenner family. Kim and Kris are With Her, while Caitlyn Jenner has opted to Make America Great Again.
Which candidate can consolidate the vacuous celebrity vote? That’s who I’m voting for.