Last week, Republicans unleashed their biggest Hollywood gun: Clint Eastwood. Eastwood's rambling dialogue with an empty chair backfired leaving many to wonder if his appearance did the party more harm than good. But it looks like Democrats are taking a different approach. As their Hollywood ammo, Democrats are reportedly going to roll out a bevy of Hollywood starlets to help boost the women’s vote and the glamour factor.
A tentative schedule provided to CNN revealed that three of Hollywood’s hottest young actresses -- Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman and Kerry Washington -- may be surprise speakers at Thursday’s festivities. If they do take the podium, they’ll join already confirmed guest Eva Longoria. While the “Desperate Housewives” star might seem like an odd representative, she’s very politically active and is one of the national co-chairs for President Barack Obama's reelection campaign.
Collectively, these Hollywood starlets represent a diverse ethnic slate of voters: Johansson is Caucasian, Portman is Jewish, Washington is African-American and Longoria is of Mexican-American descent. Plus, they appeal to women and the younger generation of voters that is so aggressively sought-after by both parties. So, what do you say: Can these Hollywood starlets glamorize the DNC?