Adding himself to the growing list of prominent public figures getting behind Obama, Ron Howard has teamed up with Will Ferrell’s site, Funny Or Die, to address the subject.
Appearing in a couple of skits including an awesome little Happy Days trade off with Henry Winkler, Howard manages to address the subject, very neatly addressing the nagging criticism some celebrities are facing, that they are in some way jumping on a bandwagon, as opposed to simply trying to avert almost certain disaster.
With a seeming lack of valuable discourse on the matter being bandied around one of the most important elections in history, actor Matt Damon came out with some sobering thoughts hilighting the already rather obvious problems with Sarah Palin as running mate for McCain.
Whilst its clear that for the level headed individual one hopes that this election could represent hope for a better western dominated globe, there’s still that depressing thought in the back of our minds that in the end, the Republican party is still a dominant force in American politics. As one very astute friend of mine put it ‘They didn’t win last time and they still won!’ – a worrying thought considering the 8 years of republican rule behind us. McCain is playing it safe thus far, and not seeking to hilight the obviously unpopular Bush presidency as his key point of reference, but instead has opted for what Republicans presumably (and judging by the abhorrent revelatory ceremony) think is an ideal choice as a running mate.
With aim as transparent as clingfilm, McCain appears to have set out to capture that dominant middle America, striking hard at the heart of ‘community’, ‘family’ and other ideological sugar coated bullshit, hiring the ‘Soccer mom turned mayor’ that in the following video, Matt Damon astutely points out is like a bad Disney movie. This is a person who is anti-gay marriage, and anti-abortion, and potentially president of one of the few super powers in the world in just over a year.. well now i’m just paraphrasing so here’s the video -