Skip to comments.Actor pins hopes on victory for Obama (Robert Redford)
Posted on 07/12/2008 1:20:48 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
IF BARACK Obama doesn't win November's presidential election in the United States, "you can kiss the Democratic Party goodbye", the actor and director Robert Redford told an audience in Dublin last night.
Speaking at a public interview in Trinity College in advance of his conferral with an honorary degree by the university today, Redford said he hoped Obama would win because while John McCain "represents yesterday", the Democrat embodied the sort of change America needed.
Asked by Michael Dwyer, film correspondent of The Irish Times , if he was looking forward to "regime change" in the US, Redford said: "Yes. Where my country is at the moment, I'm not confident of anything. I'm hopeful.
"I think Obama is not tall on experience . . . but I believe he's a really good person. He's smart. And he does represent what the country needs most now, which is change.
"I hope he'll win. I think he will. If he doesn't, you can kiss the Democratic Party goodbye. I think we need new voices, new blood. We need to get a whole group out, get a new group in."
The 71-year-old Redford is best known for his roles in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid , The Sting and All the President's Men . He won his first Oscar as a director for the emotional family drama Ordinary People in 1980.
After receiving a standing ovation from a crammed auditorium when he arrived just before 6.30pm, Redford spoke of his close relationship with the late Sydney Pollack, and of the protracted process of bringing to screen Jeremiah Johnson - an innovatively-made film that still brings him pride but was initially unloved by the distributor - culminating in its proper release four years after it was shot.
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I think he’s going to be disappointed.
RIP, Tony!! :-(
Just another America-hating Hollweird Liberal schmuck.
I didn’t realize Robert “Red” Redford was only one year younger than “old man” McCain.
If only the Democratic Party would just go away think of how great this country could be.
Hey Robby, get used to disappointment.
If BO does win in November, you can kiss America goodbye. I don’t think the DemocRATik Party is more important than America, is it Bob?
Actually an Obama win would destroy the dim party. An Obamessiah Regime would cripple this country so badly that a dim wouldn’t occupy the WH for another fifty years.
I believe McCain represents Arizona.
Redford represents yesterday -- or would like to. I don't think he got his nomination papers in before the deadline.
I would kiss it goodbye but I don’t want to get AIDS.
“Ordinary People” would think “The Candidate” would take “The Sting” out of “The Natural” “Indecent Proposal”...I know..it makes no sense..but I just thought of that..(I know..I have too much free time)..
I heard him deliver a commencement speech about 3 years ago. It was a meandering, incomprehensible screed on how current day (at that time) events and Watergate paralleled. He also touched on the dangerous power of the CIA. He’s stuck in a time warp, as most Leftists are.
I stand here well puckered.
Who’s Robert Redford? Doesn’t he make salad dressing?
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