If Barack Is A Celebrity, Sign Me Up For The Fan Club
Long have I tried to stay out of the political fracas (except on the occasion where there is just no way to hold me back, like the Republicans having sex in public bathrooms or with their pages) but I've finally had enough of McCain (whom I call "the hairless cat" because he's all the same color, skin, hair, teeth...ugh, he just reminds me of one of those hairless cats, can't help it). At any rate, such a fuss has been made about the McCain ads, "slamming" Obama for being a "celebrity" well I don't think of celebrity the same way everyone else does I guess because when I think of celebrities, I think of old Hollywood where the stars were fabulous, their reputations of their personal lives discreetly kept out of the media by the studio marketing departments and well, at least in my eyes, these people deserved to be celebrities. Not the celebrities of today who are "famous" for being on a "Girls Gone Wild" video and then parlaying it into a hosting gig on VH1. No, when I think celebrities, I think of it in a positive light. So if Barack is a celebrity, sign me up for the fan club - Don't Get Me Started!
For eight years we've had to look at that troll of a man showing his stupidity at every turn so I guess I can understand why people would be afraid of someone who is actually attractive and brings people into his message as opposed to Bush who has repelled us all better than "Off" bug repellent spray. Let's face it we all love to have a common enemy and we hate change. Whether it's Bush or Howard K. Stern trying to keep Anna Nicole's baby, we all love hating someone when everyone else is hating them too. I know it's ugly but it's just the mob mentality that is our society (definitely fueled by the media). So I get all the reasons that there are people looking at McCain and his mud flinging (even if it is on some subconscious level) they're thinking that McCain feels familiar, like what they know...an old white man doing the same type of politicking that gave us George W. for eight years. But people, come on - wake up we desperately need a change and McCain isn't going to do that for us.
Put the politics aside for a moment and let's get back to this whole celebrity thing. Wouldn't it be nice to have a President that foreign countries actually admire, respect and want to meet with instead of the white guy who laughs like Mugsy from the Wacky Racers cartoons? When looking up the word, "celebrity" I found this definition - A celebrity is a widely-recognized or famous person who commands a high degree of public and media attention. - Isn't this exactly what we need? A widely-recognized person who commands a high degree of public and media attention? And just imagine if that was actually "good" media attention instead of the leader of the free world's latest gaffe?
I know that Obama's campaign is fighting the "celebrity" ads but I really wish they would embrace them instead. We need a celebrity in that position to make us feel good about America again and to look good to the world around us. While I admit that we can be enticed by a good marketing campaign, I also think that it's time to get a little more glamour and envy around the world about the people we have in the White House. (I don't think anyone ever cared what Laura Bush had to say or what she wore but perhaps with a highly educated woman by the side of the President like Michelle Obama, we just might care what the First Lady has to say again.) So while some may think Paris Hilton and Britney Spears when they think "celebrity" I think of Elizabeth Taylor and Cary Grant. And let's face it, who doesn't love Cary Obama, I mean, Barack Grant...I mean if if Barack is a celebrity, sign me up for the fan club - Don't Get Me Started!
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