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All right just a few minutes the convention kicking off then the stars are coming out Hollywood a Lister is heading to Denver to -- Barack Obama grab the democratic nomination.
But it's All-Star power really help or hurt campaigns.
Are here now and dvds correspondent sway Calloway.
And actor Tim Daly the -- getting mobbed as he was outside I had the same effect on groupies but anyway.
Attempts here to try to out mob made Tim is to go present critical listen Tillman what about the ninety.
We -- ever so briefly during every break here about whether this helps or hurts him when -- You know I don't know that it does -- defend.
I mean I know that there's.
You know there's a lot of did this for a lot of talk about celebrity interest and Barack Obama but I think that.
It's not just celebrities it's everybody they didn't move the behavior -- his speech on Thursday night two 7000 seat stadium because they're going to build a celebrity's.
They're -- -- filled with common citizens and others just a lot of interest in the sky so I think that the same percentage of that interest translucent you know ten minutes -- I remember it was Steven Spielberg -- it sits way that I would love to be more.
I hope we get this right demonstrative in mice like about a bomb but I don't want to hurt him because he you effectively saying.
Hollywood has this sort of -- that works against you if you -- -- because you don't connect -- -- middle America Bob hey you know that's not given the American public a lot of credit.
I mean wouldn't we would be foolish to believe that entertain -- celebrity doesn't have some and look at some influence from audience.
Live in the case of audience.
Source someone like Madonna may have an opinion is sort someone like that Yankee may have an opinion let's get indoors but our audience is smart enough to differentiate.
And come up with their own decisions to decide and they don't solicitors -- maybe.
Here's wherever respectfully disagree and Tim maybe you can help me that.
The way it's played in the media when they come in with stars like yourself come out for again -- the best reasons that.
Well it's a Hollywood crowd the Hollywood crowd like John Kerry the Hollywood crowd liked Al Gore Barbara Streisand.
You know the thought Terry was great to -- Thornton Al Gore was great and then lump all of you guys in with -- sort of -- Crowd that doesn't relate well this is the thing I have to say first of all most.
You know people who -- in the entertainment business come from.
Middle class the working class backgrounds there weren't porn stars and borns look this is people who but it celebrities now our product of the American and that's right but.
You know I think that you can you have to think about people.
You know they're celebrities who don't know what they're talking about -- people like -- who probably has hundreds of thousands of people who.
Feel that they know him as an incredible debt of gratitude puts the other everything -- if you get -- -- -- room and I'm not mean but -- Machiavelli here.
Look we like this Barack Obama got a lot.
But we think we could do -- more harm than good when he's trying to win over middle America if there early -- middle America thinks we're.
You know pampered leads I don't know but it you know it it's interesting to me because it's actually the Republican Party that -- actors to public office.
You know and Ronald Reagan being that their their biggest star who was not only celebrity but you know he was the great communicators now have Barack Obama whose.
Some somehow become a celebrity in his -- apparently his ability to communicate and connect with people as a negative.
So I think it's fine if you make a rule with any got to play by that really can't change rules and over again.
Very good and spent there were no match that two at least to study that we found what our audience.
But of course audience is attractive to are attracted to celebrities food at more often more often in politics to to to them thanks.
We haven't done slightly into the rest of the rock the vote or whatever I mean voter -- voter kill yourself but it didn't need it.
How many old are curious.
Let me -- wow how many other then ended up LME's Democrat restrict I have no idea because it was nonpartisan campaign it wasn't that about global -- with the making people aware of the issues and make it would if they go out involved even now we found that 81% of our audiences went to -- in this election.
In the 58% as that translated to people that they can absolutely be raised through that.
Over twenty million people registered to vote in the last campaign in our ideas are more concerned with these issues the war in Iraq.
The most concerned about the environment yeah concerned about that's -- you want to cigarettes and you want to galvanize interest in the race right.
This is a democracy you know and our democracy works best and there are a lot of people involved and -- a lot of people arguing their.
Points of view and already having an having and we're Americans we got big soul as we can do this enough franken sit down have a rough and tumble argument.
Come out of it shake hands and and -- my stuff guys I apologize thank you very very much you might hear they're getting ready.
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