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Should movie stars stay out of politics?

NeutronBomb 2012/08/31 02:16:46
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Clint Eastwood made an appearance at the Republican convention speaking before Mitt Romney. Should Hollywood stars keep out of politics, what do they really contribute except razzmatazz and no substance? Or is it a good way of engaging the public?
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  • Rodimus Knight 2012/10/29 07:50:11
    No
    Rodimus Knight
    Ronald Reagan Ronald Reagan

    Sometimes they are better at politics then they are at acting
  • calvin236 2012/10/28 23:19:28
    Undecided
    calvin236
    If a celebrity doesn't make a fool of himself and provides backup (which i doubt), then they should at least try. Otherwise, let them embarrass themselves.
  • Bureauc 0Bamao 2012/09/02 19:01:28
    Undecided
    Bureauc 0Bamao
    Did you ever bothered to pose this question when Tom Hanks did his Pro 0bama film?
  • Bureauc... Bureauc... 2012/09/02 19:17:54
    Bureauc 0Bamao
    I think the real question here is:
    "Should entertainers be given A ''microphone'' to spout off about politics when their only claim to fame is being an entertainer?''
    Let's face it, we have heard some really dumb political statements from Hollyweirdos.
    But to be fair, Clint Eastwood has held Public Office.
  • Neutron... Bureauc... 2012/09/02 21:30:26
    NeutronBomb
    Im not pro Obama and nothing in this question indicates I am, its not about that.
  • FindingHeartInThisCrazy World 2012/08/31 16:47:17
    No
    FindingHeartInThisCrazy World
    Clint didn't help his image...tarnished it a bit...he is getting very old and people should be more careful when selecting speakers. i feel bad about that whole thing. it was very hard to watch and i cannot watch any of the clips

    he damaged his reputation needlessly. he made a fool of himself and republicans (republicans of today are fools so I guess it was honest anyway.)
  • twocrows 2012/08/31 16:23:17
    Undecided
    twocrows
    hmmmmmmm - - I think the issue is more complicated that it looks at first blush.
    sure, Clint made a fool of himself last night - but isn't it the definition of a democracy [ok, a democratic republic if you want to be picky] that it is the right of anyone to play the fool?

    it seems to me that, if they are wise, they'll decline any such invitation - especially if they're not all that politically savvy - which most movies stars probably are not. but if they want to go on stage and look foolish, why should we [and could we] stop them?
  • Finding... twocrows 2012/08/31 16:51:17
  • Bureauc... twocrows 2012/09/02 19:06:54
    Bureauc 0Bamao
    It might interest you to know that Clint's Teleprompter froze on the first page. Yes he stumbled to begin with and I was embarrassed for him. What he did was off the cuff and Hilarious after he got going.
  • westernslope~PWCM~JLA 2012/08/31 12:02:34
    Yes
    westernslope~PWCM~JLA
    They influence some people --- Just the way it is
  • SickOfBigGov 2012/08/31 03:26:25
    Yes
    SickOfBigGov
    +2
    I don't understand why movies stars are used to promote a candidate. It's kind of a sleezy tactic, I think.....Eva Longoria? Why is she a speaker at the DNC? What has she done other than be a movie star?
  • Neutron... SickOfB... 2012/08/31 03:32:34
    NeutronBomb
    Thats what Im saying
  • twocrows SickOfB... 2012/08/31 16:14:30
    twocrows
    why are you dinging Eva and ignoring Clint? just curious.
  • Finding... twocrows 2012/08/31 16:56:33
    FindingHeartInThisCrazy World
    you know why...and they do too.
  • SickOfB... Finding... 2012/08/31 18:23:17
    SickOfBigGov
    +1
    Why, dear?
  • SickOfB... twocrows 2012/08/31 18:19:42 (edited)
    SickOfBigGov
    +1
    Well, Clint at least was a mayor at one point, so one might argue that he at least held political office . Besides, he's not just a pretty face..LOL..
  • Bureauc... twocrows 2012/09/02 19:03:14
    Bureauc 0Bamao
    Why was the question asked about Eva and not Clint? Hmmmm?
  • Finding... SickOfB... 2012/08/31 16:55:42
    FindingHeartInThisCrazy World
    wait to see what she has to say. maybe she has something to offer that you are not aware of. I don't even know her but she is a member of our country and apparently the DNC thinks she has something important to offer...we will see...some may think it's great, others may think it's dumb...I am sure we will hear about it on SH

    Famous people can have good things to offer just like anyone else...the campaigns need to vet them first which is something the GOP just does not know how to do. They just throw things at the wall and hope they stick. dumb. hope they get tired of making fools of themselves soon...they (the current GOP) look lazy and selfish to me.
  • SickOfB... Finding... 2012/08/31 18:22:15
    SickOfBigGov
    +1
    They have something to offer, alright......$$$$$$ and hollywood attraction.
  • Finding... SickOfB... 2012/08/31 18:26:21
    FindingHeartInThisCrazy World
    that's what it's all about.
  • Bureauc... SickOfB... 2012/09/02 19:10:25
    Bureauc 0Bamao
    Finding says ''she is a member of our country''?
  • SickOfB... Bureauc... 2012/09/03 22:52:55
    SickOfBigGov
    No problem with her voicing her beliefs, but as a speaker at the DNC? Really?
  • Bureauc... SickOfB... 2012/09/04 02:31:23
    Bureauc 0Bamao
    ''Eva Longoria to Speak at 2012 Democratic National Convention''

    http://www.usmagazine.com/cel...

    What does that mean ''she is a member of our country''?
  • ilstarwars 2012/08/31 02:47:06
    No
    ilstarwars
    +2
    They have just as much as a right to be involved in politics as we do.
  • 666_Maggots~I'm a female! 2012/08/31 02:42:19
    No
    666_Maggots~I'm a female!
    They have a right to be involved.
  • Neutron... 666_Mag... 2012/08/31 02:45:19
    NeutronBomb
    Should they play on their movie roles though?
  • 666_Mag... Neutron... 2012/08/31 02:46:29
    666_Maggots~I'm a female!
    They can do whatever they please. They have as much rights as any other citizen.
  • Neutron... 666_Mag... 2012/08/31 02:48:16
    NeutronBomb
    Not all citizens are invited to speak at the Republican conference.
  • 666_Mag... Neutron... 2012/08/31 02:53:23
    666_Maggots~I'm a female!
    And those who are can.
  • Neutron... 666_Mag... 2012/08/31 02:56:47
    NeutronBomb
    But Is it because they have something to contribute politically or because they bring some glamour to proceedings? If Clint Eastwood was really serious would he have said 'go ahead make my day' at the end of his speech?
  • 666_Mag... Neutron... 2012/08/31 02:59:12
    666_Maggots~I'm a female!
    Who knows? What happens, happens. They're going to voice their opinion when they can. They're allowed to.
  • Neutron... 666_Mag... 2012/08/31 03:01:48
    NeutronBomb
    Sure they are allowed to but if they werent who they were would anyone care, would Mitt Romney have invited any other 70 year old on to the stage to give his view if he wasnt known as Dirty Harry? Im guessing not.
  • 666_Mag... Neutron... 2012/08/31 03:03:22
    666_Maggots~I'm a female!
    Does it matter?
  • Neutron... 666_Mag... 2012/08/31 03:04:10
    NeutronBomb
    Well it does if you are following the thread.
  • 666_Mag... Neutron... 2012/08/31 03:07:21
    666_Maggots~I'm a female!
    Well I am. But I don't see how it's so important. I'm pretty sure there's plenty other, more important, things to worry about than something as pointless as this.
  • Neutron... 666_Mag... 2012/08/31 03:08:10
    NeutronBomb
    Well this is what the question is about.
  • 666_Mag... Neutron... 2012/08/31 03:09:31
    666_Maggots~I'm a female!
    Well you sure have a firm grasp of the obvious.
  • Neutron... 666_Mag... 2012/08/31 03:12:39
    NeutronBomb
    Well it is the question that I asked so If you feel its not to your liking feel free to find another. I happen to think the use of media figures in politics is an important issue.
  • 666_Mag... Neutron... 2012/08/31 03:18:44
    666_Maggots~I'm a female!
    It was to my liking, hence the answer. I just hate pointless conversation when it's evident we're not going to agree.
  • Neutron... 666_Mag... 2012/08/31 03:36:47
    NeutronBomb
    Its only pointless if you assume we wont find any common ground. Im just throwing ideas out, the convo only became pointless when you said 'Does it matter?' Well yes it does if you are going to bother answering the question. If it doesnt ok fine. Move on.

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