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Posted on 09/01/2007 6:32:50 AM PDT by Mr. Brightside
Clooney: Obama's like a rock star
By COLLEEN BARRY, Associated Press Writer
1 hour, 50 minutes ago
VENICE, Italy - Barack Obama has the aura of a rock star, says George Clooney, who also had some kind words for other Democratic presidential candidates.
"You've been in a room once in a while with a rock star. He walks into the world, and he takes your breath away. I'd love him to be president, quite honestly," the actor told reporters Friday at the Venice Film Festival, where his legal thriller "Michael Clayton" was premiering.
Clooney, who banked a check for Obama at a private $1.3 million fundraiser in Beverly Hills last February, praised the U.S. senator for speaking out early against the Iraq war.
But with more than a year until the election, Clooney also said he liked Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and former Sen. John Edwards and pondered whether former Vice President Al Gore might vie for the presidency again.
"It could be interesting," he said.
The politics of war was in the air at Venice, with two U.S. films competing for the Golden Lion dealing with the impact of the Iraq conflict.
Clooney who said he made "Syriana" and "Good Night, and Good Luck," out of anger that he was labeled a traitor for questioning the decision to go to war told reporters he thinks change is coming.
He said he believes Americans are now in the process of fixing the mistakes of the last few years.
Fixing things, "that's what Americans have been really good at," he said.
Thank you, Mr. Brightside!
Does Clooney, uh, "like women" ?
An empty suit endorsing an empty suit.
>>>Obama’s like a rock star
So is Boy George.
Fixing things, “that’s what Americans have been really good at,” he said.
I think that your face needs to be fixed.
come see me about that.
I thought it was the Clintons who were the rock stars.
But, he's not clean
Clooney’s a nice enough guy, but he needs some guidance.
aunt rosemary is turning in her grave.
Is anyone else aware that George flunked out of Northern Kentucky University, just across the river from Cincinnati?
And it ain’t exactly Harvard.
An excellent point, Daveinyork. Does George Clooney strike you as a burgeoning intellect on policy matters? ;-)
How do you know Boy George is Clean or Not?
I personally would never look that close :O
A little much dude. I don’t want to see that.
Not. Wired. Right.
I have never been in the room with a rock star but I did meet Princess Margaret (of England) and her husband one time. Would it be kinda like that?
This guy is truly as dumb as a box of fungus covered rocks!
George Clooney still believes that Russia helped Saddam save his secret BBQ sauce recipe in those convoys to Syria.
These Hollywood rat supporters and the rats, themselves, are caricatures of the of the ELITE they profess to be against. How anyone can feel "connected" with them even on a human level is beyond me. You know, I can see Duncan, Fred, Ron or even Mitt holding babies, shaking hands - doing all that stuff politicians are supposed to do in front of the crowds. I just can't picture it with ANY of the rats...they seem so untouchable and well... plastic.
Hey George, voting for a person because they take your breath away and are rock star like is a pretty low threshold for determining who will be the leader of the free world.
But if the truth be known, we don't really care what you think
Why not David Bowie or Mick Jagger for POTUS
I wonder if George has the same rock star feeling for the rocker Ted Nugent
Maybe because Obama did a lot of drugs.
Yep, that’s what we need - another rock star - another BJ Clinton. Some say George Clooney is a star. I say he’s repulsive.
“Why not David Bowie or Mick Jagger for POTUS”
"Where did the WMD’s that weren’t found in Iraq go?"
Links, maps and satellite images
The only thing in this country that needs fixed is a massive brain transplant for all liberals. Put in some good common sense.
Actually, with the verbal blunders Mr. Obama has made recently I think of him as the “Blonde Candidate” - similar to Jessica Simpson or the Miss Teen contestant talking about the need for maps.
99% of rock stars are idiots so yes George is correct.
Most "Hollywood" types buy their offspring's way into Brown, if they can't get in any place else.
Time for new reading glasses - the first time through that looked like "ears of a rock star". I'll run out later and upgrade the $12 specials.
Just had to see what George C. Looney was up to this time. Not surprised.
Y'know, that's true. I caught 30 seconds or so of a clip of Hitlery on "Larry King Live", reading joke responses from a sheet of paper. The woman seems to be too dumb to be capable of reading responses from a teleprompter. And STIFF. If she'd been any stiffer she would have reminded me of Al Gore doing a redwood imitation.
The woman is a GIGANTIC fraud.
Another “Useful idiot”.
“You’ve been in a room once in a while with a rock star. He walks into the world, and he takes your breath away.
????????????????????????? Take your breath away becasue a rock star walked into a room???????? Georgie...you musnt’ have had much of a life. The only time I ever even came close to that assessment was when I was in the same room as the Great President Ronald Reagan. However, I was in absolute awe of this great man because of his accomplishments and what all he had done for this country. Rock Star? No way. President Reagan? Absolutely.
PJ O’Rourke said something to the effect that liberals perceive themselves as an aristocracy— you don’t have to be rich, smart, honest, hardworking or reliable— you only need to be liberal.
Truman was a great "fixer-upper."
First he withdrew our troops from S. Korea and cut our defense budget to its bare bones. North Korea invaded and occupied most of S. Korea.
To fix that "invasion" problem, Truman sent our underprepared, undermanned and undersupplied troops back to S. Korea, to win back its freedom. Six months later things were looking bad in Korea.
To fix the problem of "things looking bad," the Truman administration imposed the severest wartime censorship in memory.
To fix the problem of undermanned troops, Truman revved up the military draft.
Keenan: I noticed it on the computer this morning. Look here. [a satellite map is shown, with a closeup window over it. There’s smug everywhere] This is the smug over South Park. It’s... getting bigger and gaining strength.
Cartman: [clearly doesn’t know what’s happening] The smug?
Keenan: The smug is getting so massive that it’s moving west... and fusing with the San Francisco smug... Here. [points to the smug over the California-Nevada border, near Reno] These two smug clouds are combining, fueling each other. [moves his hand over the hurricane-like formation over the Nevada-Utah border] Now take a look at this. [moves his hand towards Southern California. A small cell is moving northward]
Stan: What is that?
Keenan: It’s the smug from George Clooney’s acceptance speech at the Academy Awards.
Stan: George Clooney’s acceptance speech?
Keenan: Did you hear it? He talked about how people in Hollywood are ahead of the curve on social mattes. He even took credit for the Civil Rights movement -Look!! The point is... the smug from his acceptance speech has been slowly drifting north since he gave it... and is headed straight for the supercell. The South Park and San Francisco smug is already at critical mass. If it gets hit by George Clooney’s acceptance speech, it will be a disaster of epic proportions. The perfect storm... of self-satisfaction.
Ranger McFriendly: We’ve got to tell the townspeople! South Park still has a chance to make it through the storm!
Stan: What about San Francisco?
Keenan: [with gravity] Kid, thanks to your gay little song, there’s not gonna be a San Francisco.
Caipirabob: Clooney's like an actor...without all the talent.
A positive thing about Keith Richards as POTUS is any assassination attempt would be useless, we couldn't tell whether he is dead or not.
Yes mr. clooney (rhymes with loony) lets bow down to a born Muslim. Its well known that once a Muslim always a Muslim regardless of the denials by Obama or loony.
Like he’s like a rock star alright . . . empty headed except for the drugs.
The drumbeat of a Democrat groupie.
Obama seems to be gaining traction, though. I’ve seen a surprising number of t-shirts and bumper stickers in my area supporting Obama. Nothing supporting Mrs. Clinton.