Skip to comments.Why Lindsay Lohanís Endorsement of Romney is More Important Than You Think
Posted on 10/13/2012 3:57:22 PM PDT by Kaslin
If you missed it, actress Lindsay Lohan came out in support of Mitt Romney this week telling reporters at a party in Los Angeles that she thinks, “unemployment is very important now,” which is why she plans to support Gov. Romney. The endorsement didn’t garner much media attention because it didn’t elicit the same types of reactions Stacey Dash received for her support of Romney. Plus, at the end of the day it’s just celeb gossip, right? Maybe not. Business Insider has some interesting analysis:
While most would, at first glance, write this off as gossip, it's the latest instance of an evolving trend that jeopardizes President Obama's chance at winning the White House.
Lohan, by all accounts, is a typical low-information voter. And low information voters, like it or not, will decide this election.
The first person to pick out this trend was Dave Weigel at Slate after sportswriter Buzz Bissinger endorsed Romney after his positive debate performance. Bissinger, Weigel notes, was a low information voter. He ignored the election, watched the debate, took everyone's word for it on the facts, and backed Romney.
As Weigel notes, it's not like either side was falling over themselves to score the lusted-after and enviable Bissinger endorsement.
But Bissinger is emblematic of millions of Americans. These people don't follow politics, don't understand the issues with depth, and plan to vote based on what little information they've gleaned.
More importantly, the Obama camp should be worried – very, very worried:
Lohan is a low information voter convinced that (a) employment is really important, (b) thinks that employment is not being sufficiently handled by the White House right now and (c) thinks that Mitt Romney is better equipped to handle employment.
That arguably logical sequence is all that it takes for a low-information voter to support Mitt Romney. The thing is, there are millions of voters like her. That should terrify the Obama campaign.
Sorry, but I can’t get excited about the endorsement of a screwed up drug addict. Sounds more like a democrat to me.
Lindsey Lohan didn’t get an Obama phone.
I wonder how many low-information voters got Obama phones and will thus say, “The economy is bad. Obama will give me a phone. I’ll vote for Obama”.
A scenario like that is what our founders said would kill this country. I really hope we’re not already mostly dead.
Yeah, but that typifies the Democratic BASE!
Lindsey Lohan terrifies me.
Whoever wrote this piece puts way too much importance on lame brains.......uh, wait!....I forgot a lot of the "voters" are lame brains.
Please disregard all of the above.....
If it will score me some points with this gal, I’ll vote for Romney too. Sorry Gary Johnson, you just lost my vote!
Last month, the troubled actress went as far as to tweet the President requesting he “cut taxes for those who need it: middle-class families, small businesses” as well as “those that are listed on Forbes as ‘millionaires’.” Perhaps her tweet was not granted.
I hope she is a voter but this is not the action of a truly low information demographic.
Up until this moment I could not have picked Miss Lohan out of a line up. She does clean up nice, I admit.
Red Light District endorsements just don’t pack much punch.
Spin like this makes me identify myself as conservative and not Republican.
Hell, it terrifies me!
nsfw (not safe for wife)
The fact that Lohan and a number of others have started to voice their opinion against Obama is not an indication of their knowledge or influence. It is an indication that they sense a changing of the season. Much like the ducks know when it is time to fly north or to return south.
The momentum toward Romney/Ryan is resonating with them and if you get a few moving in that direction we may get a larger movement.
“Up until this moment I could not have picked Miss Lohan out of a line up. She does clean up nice,”
Probably because they just showed her face before!!!!!
Did you miss seeing her face in that photo?
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