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?
Always go to foreign country to Bad Mouth your own ... you wimp. BTW .. I thought you died in Bolivia.
If only. If all the 'Rats went away all we will have left is an aimless nation of "moderates" and RINO's who won't stand for anything except their own power.
That wouldn’t be so bad getting rid of idiots like Redford.
He's smart. And he does represent what the country needs most now, which is change.
1)If he was so damn smart, he wouldn't have to be 'adjusting' his position all the time.
2) The kind of change this country really needs is far less governmental interference, better security, and more energy,i.e. OIL!! BO promises none of that.
That really was a great movie, though.
Never mind defining why changing from what to which, how. Just CHANGE!
Which change has nothing in common with the others:
Hitler changed Germany;
Pol Pot changed Cambodia;
Lenin & Stalin changed Russia;
Mao changed China;
Idi Amin changed Uganda;
Washington, Hamilton, Jefferson, et al changed the American colonies;
Mohammed changed Arabia & the Middle East;
Asked if he harbors political ambitions:”No.Never did,never would.That would be a great mistake.”At least he gets that much.Problem is celebtards like Redford have done incalculable harm to our culture.MSM provides the soapbox and portrays them(Redford,Fonda,Penn,MMoore,etc) as credible critics of America,and a lot of Americans buy into it-hook line and sinker.
There will always be a Democratic Party. As long as you have shyster lawyers, people looking for a hand-out, busy-bodies wanting to see whats in your refrigerator and tell you how to cut your grass, as long as you have misfits who hate God and hate you more, as long as you have racialists and race-mongers, as long as you have back-alley abortionists trying to go mainstream, as long as you have marxists who hate the very idea of America, you will always have a Democratic Party.
People have a way of sorting themselves out. People who know how to do things, sort themselves into one group. People who don’t know but are sure they should be in charge of telling you how to do it, naturally sort themselves into the other group.
MSM provides the soapbox and portrays them(Redford,Fonda,Penn,MMoore,etc) as credible critics of America,and a lot of Americans buy into it-hook line and sinker.
yup, mush for brains can do that to some folks
note my new tagline.
the tag came out wrong ?
I remember years ago when he was behind “save the Condor”, LOL, now he looks like a condor.
Pssssst, Bob! Looked at yourself lately? You're not exactly the Sundance Kid. And your ideas are straight outta Woodstock.
One can only hope so...
Redford is nothing more than a little squirt......
Another washed-up pimple on the ass of time is heard from.
This is the same old geezer who said...
‘IF GEORGE W. WINS (in 2004), I WILL MOVE BACK TO IRELAND’
Look Redford, you are a liar, a coward who trashes his own country outside of it, and couldn;t keep a promise if it stared you in the eye.
Just die, ***hole.
Another hollywood ash hole who thinks what he has to say means anything to anyone outside of hollywood. Poor dumb bastard, he’s been playing make believe his whole life, now he can’t tell reality from a hole in the wall.
And YOU, Mr. Redford?
.... if he was looking forward to "regime change" in the US, Redford said: "Yes....I think Obama is not tall on experience . . . but ...he does represent what the country needs most now, which is change. "
Why do they never spell out WHAT change. They all parrot the mantra: "CHANGECHANGECHANGECHANGE" with glazed over eyes.
"I hope he'll win. I think he will. If he doesn't, you can kiss the Democratic Party goodbye...
I fervently hope so
In answer to his ""I hope he'll win. I think he will. If he doesn't, you can kiss the Democratic Party goodbye...
I fervently hope so .
In reality, there is no longer a Democrat (it's not Democratic Party, you dufus, it's Democrat Party) = The Democrat Party was deliberately and with immense malice, infiltrated and taken over by the Socialist/Marxist Party some time ago.
Redford is just a stupid lib has-been.
Robert Redford’s opinions are about as legitmate as the color of his hair.
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