The man behind Hustler magazine, Larry Flynt, has decided publicly that he will be voting for Barack Obama, according to the Daily Caller.. The campaign so far has been full of celebrity endorsements, some of them harmless, and some that could potentially damage a candidate's campaign. Here is a look at some of the most interesting celebrity endorsements for the two candidates so far.
Flynt has not always been on Obama's side. In the past, he has sent several letters that were very critical of the president. One said, "I was delighted when you were elected. Now, like many other Americans, all I see is an ineffectual wimp." He has now decided that Obama is a better choice than Mitt Romney, and therefore will be voting for the president.
Nugent is well-known for his conservative views on politics and his pro-gun stance. He gave Mitt Romney his endorsement via Twitter, saying, "after a long heart&soul conversation with MittRomney today I concluded this goodman will properly represent we the people & I endorsed him." The rocker was removed from the lineup of a concert at Fort Knox as a result of controversial statements that he made about President Obama, according to ABC News. Nugent said that he will "either be dead or in jail by this time next year" if Obama is reelected.
Hugh Hefner, Playboy founder, may not have stated outright that he endorses Obama, but he has shown that he favors Democratic candidates in the past. According to the Huffington Post, Hefner donated to Obama's campaign back in 2007. He also donated to the DNC and Hillary Clinton. The May issue of Playboy includes an editorial written by Hefner in which he calls out Republican leaders for their views on women's reproductive rights. He specifically mentioned Mitt Romney's vow "to see a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage and to overturn Roe v. Wade," according to Yahoo! News. Hefner is calling for an end to the GOP "war on sex."
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