2 October 2012. BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Ben Affleck, when interviewing for his new movie, “Virgo,” was quoted as saying the following about President Obama and Mitt Romney.
Ben Affleck’s Remarks About Obama, Romney, and Clinton
In an interview to promote his new film, “Argo,” Ben Affleck, the 40-year-old actor, director, screenwriter, and producer was quoted by Associated Press as saying, “I voted for Obama last time although he got to be all things to all people then. And now he’s got a record which makes it really different … I obviously have more complicated feelings.” (Finally, Ben Affleck votes … guess he learned from his 2000 colossal display of hypocrisy.)
“I think Republicans really had a chance to win. And they kind of ended up with like a sort of Mike Dukakis, Al Gore, Bob Dole type – who just couldn’t get people to see him as a real person somehow. Romney just had such trouble coming off as just like the kind of person you see at the grocery store. And I truly believe that has cost him the election. It seems quite unlikely at least if you look at the statistics that he’s going to pull it out. I think something happens in presidential politics where there’s negative momentum. You start making mistakes and then all your advisers tell you, `You’ve got to raise your arms more!’ `You’ve got to talk deeper.’ So people just get into becoming robotic.” (so much could be said here, but we will continue with just Affleck’s quote.)
“The world is a very tricky place in terms of foreign affairs. And really, really we’re in very bad shape economically. My worry is less about the presidential election than whether or not we’re on a permanent downtrend. That really concerns me. Beyond the Obama administration and whoever the next – the Clinton administration – whoever gets elected next. That’s my main concern.”
There are three salient points to this story.
1. A lot of people are uncertain about Obama, especially on foreign affairs, but are not willing to cross the line for Romney. Affleck subtly echos these disappointments in his comments still saying he will vote for Obama (and thus encouraging his followers to do the same); it is a subtle way to get-out-the-vote for Obama supporters who have “complicated feelings” about him. Affleck has a passion for getting out the vote for his candidate and there is no reason to believe he is not doing the same here. He also suggests there is no point for voting for Romney as he has already lost. So if you are a democrat vote, if you are a republican, don’t bother.
2. Ben Affleck is promoting Hilliary Clinton for 2016.
3. After his astounding display of hypocrisy in the 2000 election, one has to ask, is he even going to vote?
Ben Affleck and Hilliary Clinton
Ben Affleck seems to be promoting Hilliary Clinton for 2016 in his comments, “That really concerns me. Beyond the Obama administration and whoever the next – the Clinton administration – whoever gets elected next.” Affleck’s support of Clinton in 2016 – and him throwing it out there now – would make sense because the two are friends, and Affleck is very vocal and active in who he supports (even though he goes a decade without voting).
• HILLARY CLINTON SUPPORTS BEN AFFLECK’S CHARITY – Ben Affleck has a passion for the central-African Congolese people who live in a hell-on-earth country where half the deaths are children under five. His charity (founded in 2010) is called the Eastern Congo Initiative. Hilliary Clinton, as Secretary of State, has supported Ben Affleck’s charity, both lobbying for it back in June 14, 2012. At that event, Clinton warmly introduced Affleck with all smiles, “… Now I get to exercise one of the perks of being secretary of state.” She then tells of her long-term friendship with Affleck, “I’ve known this young man for a long time and I have watched him start his own family with three beautiful children and a wife that makes it all work. I have enjoyed him in person, I have enjoyed him on the screen, but I particularly admire his commitment (ABC News).”
• BEN AFFLECK SUPPORTED HILLIARY IN HER NEW YORK SENATE CAMPAIGN – On October 28, 2000, Affleck flew to New York with Hillary Clinton. At a Cornell University rally, he introduced her and told the college crowd that Clinton had been advocating for women and working families since “Rick Lazio [her republican opponent] was running around the frat house in his underwear.”
Ben Affleck is called the Hollywood Hyprocrite
In what was described as a “colossal display of hypocrisy,” Ben Affleck did not vote in the 2000 Presidential election after he traveled all over the country for Al Gore and was one of the most vocal and active Hollywood supporters for the Gore campaign. After telling Rosie O’Donnell on election day itself, “Today is the get-out-the-vote day and…I think this is the time to get involved, especially the young folks who are here … I’m about to go vote.” He never showed up at the polls. (see story here). Affleck later issued a statement, “Despite Ben’s attempt to vote on election day 2000, a bureaucratic snafu at the polls prevented him from doing so. Fortunately, the candidates he supported carried New York state without this vote.” The “snafu” was never explained by Affleck. Furthermore, no New York City elections records showed that Ben Affleck was even registered to vote.
Ben Affleck Makes News When He Gropes A French-Canadian Entertainment Reporter Anne-Marie Losique
The five awkward minutes shown below:
Faith Madison writes about world concerns from the perspective of a mom. Her Bachelor’s is in English and she is pursuing her MBA. She has worked with entrepreneurs for almost two decades.