Having covered politics and entertainment, I’m aware they’re decidedly similar — namely fame and influence — but does star power translate into voter appeal? Hollywood makes the campaign trail slightly more interesting yet I can’t imagine a sizable number of potential voters saying, “Hey, I was undecided about [candidate] but since [celebrity] likes you, I know who I’m voting for!”
Let’s look at some of the endorsements, to date.
If you’re looking for A-listers, Hillary Clinton has it in abundance: Beyonce, Katy Perry, Kim Kardashian West, Lady Gaga, Kerry Washington, Eva Longoria, Morgan Freeman, Anna Wintour, Salma Hayek, and Robert De Niro, to name a few.
“Feeling the Bern” celebrity supporters include Susan Sarandon, Daniel Craig,
Will Ferrell, Mark Ruffalo, Sarah Silverman, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Danny DeVito, Neil Young, Bonnie Rait, Jackson Brown, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Spike Lee although Ferrell recently switched to Team Hillary.
As for Donald Trump, who commands a dominant lead in polling numbers across the U.S., as well as winner of New Hampshire and South Carolina, he’s received accolades from Gary Busey, David Lee Roth, Mike Tyson, Ted Nugent, Stephen Baldwin, Dennis Rodman, Hulk Hogan, and Wayne Newton.
Rounding out the remaining GOP candidates, Ted Cruz, wearing camouflage attire, scored the approval of Phil Robertson from “Duck Dynasty” while Tim Allen lends his support and voice to John Kasich’s bid for the White House. As for Marco Rubio, he recently welcomed Donny Wahlberg‘s endorsement while Ben Carson got Kelsey Grammer and Kid Rock, which admittedly, I did not see coming.