Should Celebrity Endorsements of Political Candidates Matter?

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Snoop Lion and other "celebrities" are endorsing political candidates. Should they?

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As November draws closer and the negative political ads from both sides increase in intensity, so will the number of celebrity endorsements for each candidate.

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  • Bunk11 2012/09/16 02:17:38
    Most of them have the brains of garden snails and the political wisdom of 8-year-olds. Any one who listens to celebrities about politics is too stupid to vote.

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  • Fef 2012/10/08 21:37:26
    I'll vote for whomever Snooki endorses ;)
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  • Dave 007 2012/10/07 15:04:05
    Dave 007
    Only a moron would do what a celeb tells you what to do or vote for.
  • Tiffiny Sumbry 2012/09/26 16:52:53
    Tiffiny Sumbry
    Who cares? they probably aren't voting anyway.
  • Pug For Huck 2012/09/22 05:39:42
    Pug For Huck
    They just need to entertain us.
  • Tre 2012/09/21 13:46:43
    Yes, they play that person on TV, you know the one.
    Not sure how to vote as the choices were pretty stupid but all endorsements matter no matter who you are.
  • Rhoda 2012/09/21 01:57:49
    They should not endorse political candidates, but that is the reason Obama has been playing house with Beyonce, JZ, and all the other Hollywood stars and wouldn't have a meeting Netanyhu from Israel. The Lord is not happy about that and he will bring his wrath down on these evil corrupt people and they will have to go before the judgement seat and then guess what there is a Hell and if these people don't turn from their wicked way will burn in Hell.
  • Claybern 2012/09/21 01:46:38
    It means nothing.
  • lm1b2 2012/09/20 15:38:58
    You would have to be a real idiot to let a Celebrity influence the way you vote,or live your life!
  • Albert Rogers 2012/09/18 22:54:03
    Yes, they play that person on TV, you know the one.
    Albert Rogers
    For heaven's sake, as long as folk like Reagan and Schwartzeneger can run for political office, why not?
  • Hadenuf 2012/09/18 22:16:41
    they don't live in the real world - they are clueless (but man do they have some loud mouths!). I don't need their opinion
  • MS PRUD 2012/09/18 18:32:12
    They live in make believe movie land and NOT IN THE REAL WORLD.
  • Tom Camfield 2012/09/18 17:48:31
    Tom Camfield
    Just stop and think about some of our dim-witted celebrities.
  • tommy 2012/09/18 17:08:12
    Celebrities should do what they do best they have no business getting involved in politics!!!! Most of them openly go with whatever the trend is to stay popular nomatter their true beliefs!! Not one of them is willing to practice the politics they endorse!!!
  • arboria 2012/09/18 16:53:09
  • GypsyAnnie 2012/09/18 16:34:18
    Anybody has the right to "ENDORSE" anybody they want to... It is NOT the point... The real question is whether anybody who qualifies to VOTE and takes that RIGHT and RESPONSIBILITY seriously should pay any more attention to a CELEBRITY, than they do anyone ELSE. Of course, then you get into the area of the PRESS, The PUNDITS, The Various Political Professors from the Halls of the Ivy Towers(on both sides) and you practically have to have a polySCI degree to follow ANY Candidates' Double-Talk Yourself...At least pick the experts in whom you usually believe,to try to get and keep it straight. It is not in the VARIOUS Movie Star's, Rock Singer's or Celebrity of the Week's Job Description , to know anymore about Foreign Policy, Economics, or any of the other increasingly complicated ISSUES facing our WORLD, today, and our Nation's place in it....Enlist the expertise of the people who have made these issues their life's work ,to understand... and try to get a grasp of how you BELIEVE... and VOTE with YOUR OWN SENSE of MORALITY and YOUR OWN HEART as much as possible... That is my opinion of what is RIGHT! DAMN IT...(oh -and PLEASE- SKIP the FREAKING CAMPAIGN ADS... They will NOT TELL you ANYTHING of VALUE AT ALL)
  • Butch 2012/09/18 16:23:01
  • Wm Kabrich 2012/09/18 16:21:31 (edited)
    Wm Kabrich
    Endorsements are like a**holes every one has one and they all stink.

    They can have their opinions like every one but it just doesn't matter.

    If you vote for who a celebatard tells you to, then you deserved all the pain and suffering you get.
  • TheR 2012/09/18 16:17:51 (edited)
    whats a celebrity? who are they? People who make fake movies killing people, so other dumb people pay money to see them do it on screen.! What a sad way to exist. And then to want to be a Star on the Hollywood Boardwalk. How do people think that is a goal or prize in life? Pathetic. No wonder the majority of them do drugs, and die of overdose.
    John Belushi
  • Albert ... TheR 2012/09/18 23:24:38
    Albert Rogers
    The definition of a celebrity is that it is a person who is famous for being famous, like the idiot Donald Trump. I am mortified to find that, in a disagreement with the leader of Scotland's nationalists, Trump was right about wind turbines. They're loathsome, and won't ever replace filthy carbon. Scotland used to have good nuclear power.
  • TheR Albert ... 2012/09/19 09:22:39
    To bad Donald does not help me with my Electricity Machine that is built indoors. All I know is you Americans are really missing the Boat on this. No one there wants to help, so China is coming on.
  • kevinlim 2012/09/18 16:00:38
    Well i mean that would mean we would know who are the brainless
  • dan 2012/09/18 15:28:42
    Empty heads . voting stuck on STUPID.
  • Groundskeeper Willy 2012/09/18 15:27:32
    Groundskeeper Willy
    Fact is I don't pay much attention to celebritards for anything, especially their political opinions.
  • rich 2012/09/18 14:46:47 (edited)
    So why are people listening to Clint Eastwood . . . and the chair, I wonder? Especially actors. They are accustomed to reading scripts and playing roles. Who knows what lurks behind that. Often, a fee of some sort.
  • arboria rich 2012/09/18 16:54:27
  • tommy rich 2012/09/18 17:14:03
    Clint Eastwood acctually told it how he felt it was instead of doing the popular thing. Celebs risk being black balled for stating their true beliefs so they just follow what ever is cool or trendy at that moment only to regret it later!!!
  • rich tommy 2012/09/18 17:19:21
    I agree with that, and even though I didn't agree with what he sorta said, I respect him having his own point of view.
  • Albert ... tommy 2012/09/18 23:25:53
    Albert Rogers
    No,the trouble was that he played the most stupid role of his lifetime. Could he possibly be a Democrat mole?
  • DOriginalDonald 2012/09/18 10:33:46
    And given the state of our economy today it says a lot about their "Character"
  • JackoClubs 2012/09/18 09:31:55
    No more than anyone else's. Why should they?
  • kid cleveland 2012/09/18 08:34:21
    kid cleveland
    they are no better then the rest of us. they can vote for whom they want. I just want them to know who an what they are voting for. I also want the rest of the voters to know more then this one is gooding looking or that title sound right.
  • chicku 2012/09/18 06:45:40
    should stick to their trade
  • Gothpirate 2012/09/18 04:39:25
    Yes, they play that person on TV, you know the one.
    I disagree with the answers provided but this is the closest to the one I would choose, if a celebrity has a high level of education, political experience, or is a long standing experienced advocate they have the right and obligation to do so to convince other to their cause that's how democracy works. If people weigh the celebrities endorsement with a grain of salt then this can be beneficial.
  • JackoClubs Gothpirate 2012/09/18 09:32:50
    Okay...but how many celebs actually meet that criteria?
  • davidg2e 2012/09/18 04:36:06
    Celebrities are just that. They have no special insights. Politicians, however, think the sheep who are the celebrities' fans are going to run out and vote the way they are told, so celebrities will always be part of the political scene.
  • urwutuis 2012/09/18 03:26:09
    Should anyone's endorsement matter? If your decision is based on an endorsement maybe you should stay home.
  • Albert ... urwutuis 2012/09/18 23:28:25
    Albert Rogers
    To be fair, there are celebrities who are known to have actual thought processes. If one of them makes a point I hadn't thought about, I listen.
  • urwutuis Albert ... 2012/09/19 03:03:35
    Oh, I agree. I'll listen to opinions and information from pretty much any source but I don't think an endorsement by anyone would change my mind or affect my decision. Even smart people screw up and I'd rather screw it up myself
  • Ramón 2012/09/18 03:25:30
    Other than being talented (sing, act, dance, etc.) a celebrity endoresement is not worth the time. And even if they were very qualified to speak about a product, say Ben Stein (www.benstein.com/bio.html) I might listen to it. Hey, I didn't buy the dry eyes product.
  • Cat 2012/09/18 03:21:35
    Only if that celebrity is actually an expert in the field of comment.
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