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?
“....Much like the ducks know when it is time to fly north or to return south.....”
It would have to be due to a “follow the herd” reaction. There has never been in her any evidence of independent rational thought. Of course there is always a first time. She might it liberating!
Many have jumped the shark for the Hillary of Massachusetts, including his compromised running mate.
I just never, ever paid the least attention to her. Celebrity gossip bores the bejebers out of me. Miss Lohan is attractive. I never understood the appeal of Paris Hilton (and I think I know what she looks like.) I guess Miss Hilton was just harder to avoid. I cannot identify four-fifths of the today’s celebrities. (I can kinda discern Madonna, again not someone I find attractive.)
I believe that picture was taken over a decade ago, when she was an up and coming teenage starlet. She don't clean up so easily these days.
I think you might be wrong to dismiss this. I would submit that Obama got the almost exclusive support of the low information voter in 2008.
With folks like Kid Rock, Stacey Dash, and Lindsey Lohan announcing for Romney, it gives a whole lot of dolts out there self-assessment permission to vote against Obama.
That really is an important factor IMO.
Some Blacks are breaking away. Some women are breaking away. Some Hispanics are breaking away. Now some low info voters are too.
Every little bit helps, and it’s good to know that we will get some of the low information voters this time around.
I guess you’re right. I just hate the thought of getting the “dumbed-down” vote, but I know Romney will need every vote he can get.
I understand. The only thing worse is the other team getting those votes.
This made me think and what I came up with was this. What are the odds that all those who have Obama phones will get a text on the morning of the election telling them to go out and vote?
Enough people have experienced unemployment in the past 4 years, they’d like to see a former community activist and a lifelong politician see what it’s like to be out of work with no job prospects in your last (and highest paying) field.
Hmm. Maybe Obama can get the felon vote without fraud, just by issuing blanket pardons...
On the day they are released he can give them an Obama phone and text them reminding them to vote...
Well, she’s one of my peers, and didn’t live too far from me for a time, as I lived in Brooklyn. Never knew her then, but if we had a chance meeting, I’d ask her what the hell she’s doing to herself.
That looks like a triple shot.
Don’t know.....I might hit that.....
Liberals don't think, they use feelings and intuition. And that is what may be happening here. As you say, they are basically herd animals and if a few start moving in one direction the rest may follow.
Kind of a put down of the 'low information' voter, but excellent, nonetheless!