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Hollywood stars shine for Obama

  • Newsnight
  • 4 Mar 08, 03:07 PM

It's the glamour of Obama.

whittaker203x100.jpgThe candidate, who Hillary Clinton accuses of relying on charisma rather than content, has recruited more than half of Hollywood.

George Clooney likes him. Susan Sarandon is besotted (her first choice, John Edwards, having withdrawn from the battle) and Forest Whitaker, Oscar winner and The Last King of Scotland, has been a fan for years.

Against that, Hillary is left with the geriatric lothario Jack Nicholson, who has deployed a line from A Few Good Men about how taking orders from a woman is "sexy". Watch Clinton advert.

Taking the view that we already know far too much about Jack's libido, we turned to Mr Whitaker at Obama HQ in Dallas for the Last King's view about the man he wants to be the next President...

Watch Peter Marshall's interview with Forest Whitaker

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  • 1.
  • At 08:39 AM on 05 Mar 2008,
  • YSJ wrote:

Squeness in US political cover by BBC

I observed that BBC favours Clinton by observing sunday evening news, where they have made efforts to cover detailed Clinton's cmapaign but brushed under carpet Obama's campaign. By seeing that coverage i decided that why people see BBC as politically motivated and its not a autonomous organisation. I am a BBC viewer and didnt expect that sort of behaviour so will watch other channels such as ITV and sky which seems to be far autonomous. I guess BBC is taking a side on this issue which it shouldnt be.

  • 2.
  • At 02:20 AM on 09 Mar 2008,
  • eric wrote:

I can't help feeling that if obama stands for the democrats, the republicans will be back in the white house and, by some sort of reverse finesse we will have lost the chance of a female president for many deacdes to come.

  • 3.
  • At 12:33 PM on 11 Mar 2008,
  • philip sowah wrote:

Hoping to see a female president for America. It is sure!

I can not see the USA have a Black President he acts like republican, because he is the 8th cousin with Dick Cheney. The real true Democrat is The Clintons, we were better off with The Clintons they knew how to make money go around the world and we were all fine. We now The Clintons back in the White House! NOW!

  • 5.
  • At 08:17 AM on 10 Apr 2008,
  • phil badiz wrote:

it seems that many tv viewers refuse to see the obvious, that tv corporations are owned by very rich powerful white men, in most cases, and that hilary is one of the club (except she occasionaly wears a skirt), and, by all accounts, the favorite for the bbc government backed corporation, with its posed feminist pc slant on news casting... still obama will be president because "nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come" ... that of government of the people, by the people, for the people!

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