Skip to comments.Clooney: Obama's like a rock star
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!
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