Although it is common knowledge that most Hollywood celebrities lean Democratic, there is a portion of Tinsletown that does support Republican candidates. But does it really matter?
After what has now become known as “Eastwooding” for candidate Mitt Romney by Hollywood actor and director Clint Eastwood, and a resounding endorsement of President Barack Obama by actress Eva Langoria, there is little doubt that candidates welcome the “star power.” It isn’t, however, always from whom you would expect.
Eonline reported that Nicki Minaj captured the headlines recently for her support of Romney in a rap song. There have been split allegiances in families such as Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie supporting the Democratic platform and their parents throwing any weight they might have behind the Republicans. Huffington Post gives a list of recent celebrity endorsements in the presidential election. But the big question is, with all the big issues that voters have to deal with, do they really care whether or not a celebrity is endorsing the candidate of their choice?
Would your vote for a presidential candidate be influenced by a celebrity endorsement?