Celebrity Twitter Supporters

By Alexa Milano
October 31, 2012

Many people are saying this election is an important one and I completely agree; it’s extremely important, especially for those of us whose first presidential election this is. But there is one thing during this election that is making it different from the other past presidential elections. Twitter.

I know this may sound crazy, but not only are regular college students like us tweeting about the election and the debates, but celebrities are too and they’re definitely not trying to be shy about showing which side they support.

Billionaire Donald Trump is a clear supporter of Mitt Romney. One scroll down his twitter page and you will see numerous tweets about the upcoming election. Trump tweeted, “The polls & momentum are trending towards Mitt Romney. Don’t let the hurricane change your thinking!” This tweet was sent the day after Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast.

Another one of Trump’s tweet says the following: “Scary. Obama and the Democrat Senate have accrued over $5 worth of debt without passing a budget in the last 3 years. 4 more years?”

It’s easy to see that Trump isn’t trying to hide where his allegiance lies.

Another popular Romney supporter is the guest host for Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” Laura Ingraham.

Ingraham tweets a fair amount about the negative President Barack Obama has done and joining Americans for Prosperity, an organization dedicated to educating citizens about economic policy.

“President Obama’s agenda is failing our country. Time to bring this agenda to an end. Join Americans for Prosperity,” says one of Ingraham’s tweets.

“Romney, on reforming Muslim world: ‘We’ve not seen the progress we’ve need to see.’ Translation: ‘OBAMA’S POLICIES HAVE FAILED’ Say it!” Tweeted Ingraham during the Oct. 22 foreign policy debate.

Obama also has his share of supporters on twitter. One main one is Bill Maher. Maher tweets a lot during the debates and definitely doesn’t try to hide which side he’s on.

“That’s an amazingly specific number Mitt keeps pulling out of his ass, 12 million new jobs. But fellas, this is the foreign policy debate!” tweeted Maher during the foreign policy debate.

“Thought bubble over Romney’s head ‘Say, this Obama fella is starting to make a lot of sense…’” tweeted Maher during the Oct. 16 town hall style debate. Another tweet during that debate read, “Great question, how Mitt is different than Bush. Answer: not! His 5 point plan is same as Bush’s. Which was also McCain’s. See a pattern?”

Jason Mraz, although not a prominent Obama supporter on Twitter, tweeted a picture of himself holding a mug with an Obama 2012 sticker on it with a caption that read “I’m a cup half full kind of guy…”

Other Obama supporters who have made their view clear on Twitter include Zach Braff and Sophia Bush.

Still there are other twitter users, like Chelsea Handler, who use Twitter just to get people to vote. Handler tweets things like, “Everyone must vote. It doesn’t matter who you are voting for, but you must fill out a ballot on voting day for it to be counted. Pls let all your friends and relatives know this,” and “There is early voting available in many states if you don’t or can’t wait in line on Nov 6th. Pls don’t be discouraged to vote. It’s your right”

No matter who these celebrities support, they’re getting their voice heard by stating their opinions on twitter. Although some people think Twitter isn’t the best invention ever, I think it’s great for things like this: getting your voice heard.

Alexa Milano

Junior communications major, marketing minor at Cabrini College. News editor of The Loquitur, President of the Campus Activities and Programming (CAP) Board, student ambassador. Enjoys napping and being productive all at the same time; irony at its finest.

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