For some Paul is seen as a homophobe and a racist. So for her fans, that may be sending them a message that she concurs with his homophobic and racist ideals. This is a problem since she does have a wide variety of die hard fans which include gays and a wide range of ethnicities who are offended by her endorsement.Cooper Lawrence, author of the book “Cult of Celebrity” • Discussing why Kelly Clarkson’s endorsement of Ron Paul struck such a raw nerve with many of her fans yesterday. Part of it, perhaps, was the timing of Clarkson’s endorsement — Paul’s long-dormant newsletters, racially-tinged tomes which he’s long claimed he didn’t write but has never fully resolved honestly and openly, resurfaced just a week ago. (The Economist has a smartly-written piece on Paul that’s worth considering for these sentences: “In the end, Mr Paul’s obsession with the Fed is an anti-government conspiracy theory. And in America, anti-government conspiracy theories attract a lot of wingnuts, some of whom have never read Hayek or von Mises.”) For us, though, the real question is whether this whole affair will cause a big enough decline in Clarkson’s career to force a movie sequel: “From Kelly Back To Justin Again”? Justin Guarini’s floppy, Muppet-like hair is waiting for your call, Kelly. source (via • follow)
Kent Sorenson personally told me he was offered a large sum of money to go to work for the Paul campaign. Kent campaigned with us earlier this afternoon and went immediately afterward to a Ron Paul event and announced he is changing teams. Kent said to me yesterday that ‘everyone sells out in Iowa, why shouldn’t I?’, then he told me he would stay with our campaign. The Ron Paul campaign has to answer for its actions.Michele Bachmann • Trying to explain the late-stage defection of campaign co-chair Kent Sorenson, who yesterday jumped to the Ron Paul camp. In trying to explain this situation, which carries a big political cost to her already sub-tier candidacy, Bachmann is leveling a pretty loaded claim. It’s also one that Sorenson has flatly denied — he says the conversation Bachmann recounts never happened. source (via • follow)
I love Ron Paul. I liked him a lot during the last republican nomination and no one gave him a chance. If he wins t… say.ly/IVK1c5E— Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) December 29, 2011
Kelly Clarkson’s ringing Ron Paul endorsement.
Michelle Branch’s seconding of Kelly Clarkson’s endorsement.
I am really sorry if I have offended anyone. Obviously that was not my intent. I do not support racism. I support g… say.ly/lEs1c5W— Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) December 29, 2011
Kelly Clarkson steps back the endorsement after fan backlash.
Hmm. Didn’t mean to offend. I am not racist and am absolutely not a homophobe. Just trying to weed through the non-impressive choices!— Michelle Branch (@michellebranch) December 29, 2011
Michelle Branch steps back the endorsement after fan backlash.
Man my eyes have been opened to so much hate tonight. If y’all ever disagree with something I say please don’t feel… say.ly/pVT1c6a— Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) December 29, 2011
Kelly Clarkson calls out the fan rage she gets as a result of the endorsement.
I should listen to my father who said never to share my beliefs on religion&politics. However I will always share my view on civil rights.— Michelle Branch (@michellebranch) December 29, 2011
Michelle Branch learns to keep her political opinion to herself. Political tolerance loses again.
Kent said to me yesterday that ‘everyone sells out in Iowa, why shouldn’t I.’ Then he told me he would stay with our campaign. The Ron Paul campaign has to answer for its actions.Michele Bachmann • Discussing the surprise departure of her Iowa campaign chairman, Iowa state Sen. Kent Sorenson, who defected to the Ron Paul camp. This is not good news for Bachmann, especially since the move comes less than a week before the Iowa caucus. Ever since Bachmann won the straw poll in Iowa back in August, it’s been diminishing returns, to the point where some are calling for her to drop out. They’re also calling for Rick Santorum to drop out, but that’s probably not going to happen because Santorum is suddenly on an upswing. For Bachmann, however, she might be reaching her endgame. source (via • follow)
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