At Whit's End: Celebs get their
wish in election
By Whitney Schulte
November 11, 2008 | We all know that being a Republican
in Hollywood is the kiss of death for a celebrity. What
we didn't know, was how many celebs would come out and
endorse Barack Obama's presidential campaign.
It all kicked off earlier this year, when Scarlett
Johansson jokingly answered a reporter's inquiry of
an engagement to Ryan Reynolds by saying, "My
heart belongs to Barack, and that is who I am currently,
finally, engaged to. Yes."
Johansson later said, "I've always maintained a strong
faith in the power of Obama's positive campaign and
am so proud of every citizen who took a stand, participated
in the political process and insisted their voices be
Obama has also jokingly been referred to as an F.O.O.
That's Friend of Oprah for those of you not in the know.
After Obama was voted into office last Tuesday, Oprah
feels like hope won. It feels like it's not just
victory for Barack Obama. It feels like America did
the right thing."
A statement from George Clooney Wednesday morning
said, "I congratulate President-elect Obama on his historic
victory, and now it's time to begin unifying the country
so we can take on the extraordinary challenges that
this generation faces."
Another big Obama supporter, Madonna, celebrated his
victory at her concert in San Diego. The material girl
clapped and declared the evening to be historical.
Other celebrities, such as Courtney
Cox, held victory parties on the night of the election.
In attendance were Jennifer Aniston, John Mayer and
Sacha Baron Cohen.
A celebrity who has one of the best reasons yet to
vote Democratic, Pete Wentz, spoke out about what convinced
him to go public with his views this election year.
His parents met working on a prior campaign for Democratic
vice presidential nominee, Joe Biden. Wentz said, "They
met on the campaign so they have this particular affection
for Joe. He came to their wedding. If it weren't for
Joe Biden, I would not exist as a human being."
And even more celebrities profess their Obama affection
via blogging. Kanye
West wrote, "HI MOM, OBAMA WON!" The blog-happy
Lindsay Lohan (who knew she was even politically aware?)
wrote, "OBAMA IS OUR PRESIDENT!" She also stated that
everyone who voted should be proud for voting in the
Most surprising is View co-host Elizabeth Hasselbeck
she will support Obama. "I will jump in that line
and support our president because that is what as an
American I believe we should do," she said.
Well, it sounds to me like most of Hollywood has jumped
on the Obama bandwagon, like it or not!