Oh trust me, I hold no illusions that a part of this was intended to sway votes. No matter the timing, anyone with celebrity or a high profile status releasing a video endorsement for a Politician is attempting to preach the gospel of conversion, otherwise it would be a waste of time.xandorxerxes wrote: ↑Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:42 amGiven his popularity and the timing, I think it's fair to question his motives. It could still just be his opinion, which is fine, but as an official 'endorsement' just before the election he's obviously aiming to shift votes. I could watch his endorsement instead of spouting off hypotheticals like the uninformed hypocrite I am, but from what was said above it doesn't sound like he made the pitch on any particular substantive policy.
If this was the middle of 2017/2019 and/or people were angry he was just making comments in general on social media then count me all aboard the "get over it" bandwagon.
But ultimately it doesn't matter, he could still genuinely believe what he says and devoid of a mind probe, who am I to say he doesn't?
It's the first time he's ever publicly endorsed any candidate so obviously up until now he preferred to eschew that type of political theater.
Was he ruminating over it for a long time and finally decided to just bite the bullet? I don't know, I don't care.
It doesn't bother me.
It would not have bothered me if he had spent all seven and half of those minutes pumping rainbows up Trumps ass in a display so obsequious it would make Sean Hannity blush.
And that certainly would not have bothered the very people this endorsement currently triggers.
Because at the end of the day ask yourself this question: Do these partisan hacks(left and right respectively) truly want(as they so fervently profess) their favorite beloved actors, comedians, athletes etc.. to stay out of politics? Or is it that they simply don't want whatever monolithic vision they've constructed around them to come crumbling down by the endorsement of a politician and/or social cause they abhor?