Friday, January 04, 2008

Hollywood Politics

I guess it all started with Ronnie Raygun when he became governor of California and later President of the United States. A Hollywood idol who became famous on the movie screen and pursued his political career on his good looks and contacts with the money and power of Corporate Government. Now we have folks like Fred Thompson, an aging star of television and movies, running for president. His contacts with money and power and the glitz of Hollywood is epitomized by some of his supporters. Volunteer Roberta Allen, from San Jose, Calif., wears American flag contact lenses as she waits for people to sign a list seeing if they are caucusing for Republican Presidential hopeful former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008, during a campaign stop in West Des Moines, Iowa.

On the Republican side, Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas who was barely a blip on the national scene just two months ago, defeated Mitt Romney, a former Massachusetts governor, delivering a serious setback to Mr. Romney’s high-spending campaign and putting pressure on Mr. Romney to win in New Hampshire next Tuesday.
Mr. Huckabee, a Baptist minister, was carried in large part by evangelical voters, who helped him withstand extensive spending by Mr. Romney on television advertising and a get-out-the-vote effort. In his victory speech Mr. & Mrs.Chuck Norris stood directly behind him, as Chuck flashed his beautiful dentures at the audience.

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