Adding to the fresh energy that the campaign of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney has reaped from the first 2012 presidential debate, an unlikely group of celebrities have publicly embraced the idea of a potential President Romney inauguration.
Piers Morgan, the consistently left-of-center CNN host and former “America’s Got Talent” reality show judge, wrote a column published by the U.K. Daily Mail in which he begrudgingly conceded that “Mitt Romney might just save America.”
Morgan took great pains to make the case that the former Massachusetts governor changed political positions, writing that “it’s hard to even recognize the new Mitt from the one who was a successful and popular Governor of Massachusetts.”
The CNN host then praised Romney for being “charming, polite, friendly, and solicitous . . . a great father and grandfather, according to his devoted sons, and a great husband, according to Ann, the woman who was his teenage sweetheart and who he’s helped nurse with deep compassion through her ongoing battle with multiple sclerosis.”
Morgan dismissed concerns over Romney’s supposed shifts in policy by pointing out that voters are focused on economic concerns.
“But how much does Romney’s flip-flopping actually matter to the result of the election?” Morgan asked in the article. “The main concern for Americans right now is the economy, after all.”
The CNN host cited Romney’s track record as a businessman, proposing that the GOP presidential candidate “sees America as a struggling company, and himself as therefore the perfect person to rescue it.”
Headline grabbing actress Lindsay Lohan also recently shocked fans and foes by joining Team Romney.
The “Mean Girls” star was attending a red carpet event in Hollywood and responded to an inquiry on her choice for president in the upcoming election.
Lohan was more succinct than Morgan but fixated on the same issue; that being the one that Vice President Joe Biden referred to as a three-letter word, j-o-b-s.
“Well, I just think unemployment is really important,” Lohan told E!
“So as of now I think it's Mitt Romney,” the actress replied, launching a cyber firestorm in the process.
Stacey Dash, the actress who is best known for her role in the 1995 film “Clueless,” and who is currently featured on the cable television program “Single Ladies,” used her Twitter account to announce that she is a Romney supporter.
For her openness, Dash was viciously ridiculed and repeatedly insulted in the social media realm.
Because the actress is of African-American and Mexican ancestry, many of the attacking tweets included contemptible racist remarks.
Fortunately, many people also filled the social media space with statements in support of Dash’s right as an American to support any candidate of her choosing, regardless of race or ethnicity.
Adding to the Romney celebrity scoreboard was an endorsement from Belize-born rapper Shyne. The rapper’s most recent album, “Godfather Buried Alive,” debuted at number three on Billboard, selling 158,000 copies in its first week.
Shyne, using his Twitter page, cited the president’s Syria policy.
“How obama put the hit on kadafy but assad murdering tens of thousands of his own people in Syria & nobody doing nothing?” Shyne wrote.
The Romney endorsement will not include the rapper’s vote in the upcoming election, however, since he served a jail sentence for his part in a 1999 shooting in New York and was subsequently deported back to Belize.
“I'd vote for Romney,” Shyne told MTV News during a phone interview, adding the following sardonic Kanye West line from “To the World”: “Even though Mitt Romney don't pay no tax, Mitt Romney don't pay no tax.”
Shyne, a recent convert to Judaism, does not believe race should determine the choice of a president.
“I don't believe in all that, if you black you get a pass, nah if you corny, you corny,” he said.
James Hirsen, J.D., M.A., in media psychology, is a New York Times best-selling author, media analyst, and law professor. Visit Newsmax.TV Hollywood. Read more reports from James Hirsen — Click Here Now.
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