Bernie Sanders lost a vote this past week when actor Will Ferrell switched his support from Sanders to Clinton.
As of mid-January, Sanders was the Democratic front-runner, according to the Inquisitr. The self-declared socialist has accrued an “incredibly random” list of celebrity supporters, the Washington Post reported. Now, Hillary Clinton is giving Bernie a run for his money.
Will Ferrell, Bill Clinton and a casino cafeteria. The buddy flick that never will be … pic.twitter.com/DIayHa9elU
— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) February 20, 2016
Will had previously endorsed the Vermont senator, as have many other celebrities. Ferrell made an appearance, however, alongside Democrat Bill Clinton at a rally for Hillary this morning. As of 1 p.m. today, Will’s name has been removed from Sanders’ list. The list includes composer Hans Zimmer, actors Danny DeVito and Mark Ruffalo, musician Steve Earle, and Ferrell’s friend and collaborator, writer/director Adam McKay.
Adam McKay and Will Ferrell have worked together numerous times; Adam wrote and directed The Big Short and Anchorman. McKay has made it clear that he, unlike Will, has not made the switch from Sanders to Clinton. While Adam would likely support Hillary if she won the Democratic nomination, he’s standing with Sanders for now.
“I loved that [Bernie] doesn’t take money from big banks, oil companies, or billionaires. I was so sick of our politicians getting paid by these huge, moneyed interests.”
Though Adam McKay will be sticking by Bernie’s side, he has no plans of actively campaigning for Sanders the way in which Ferrell is campaigning now for Clinton.
The caucus took place today in Nevada. Bill Clinton and Will Ferrell showed up before the caucus to encourage voters in the rally. Videos immediately went viral and tweets, articles, and posts covered social media sites. Hillary even tweeted a video, in which we see Ferrell cheering on supporters and staunchly standing up for Clinton.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) February 20, 2016
“It’s really important that everyone shows up to caucus,” Ferrell says. We even see Will’s classic comic side showing through.
“Can I just get a quick cup of chocolate custard?” Will asked mid-rally.
“Amazing turnout. Amazing chocolate custard yogurt here. 11 a.m., guys! Pass the word!”
— Zap2it (@Zap2it) February 21, 2016
Standing side by side with Hillary and past president Bill Clinton is a stark and sudden way for him to announce this change. According to CNN, Ferrell is not only donating time to Clinton’s campaign, but money as well.
“Clinton’s campaign said that Ferrell […] has donated to her campaign and is co-hosting a fundraiser for the candidate in Los Angeles on Monday.”
Many people and new sources are saying that Will Ferrell is no longer “Feeling the Bern.” Among these is The Daily Beast, which reported that the Clinton campaign officially messaged them to confirm Ferrell’s switch on Saturday.
“LOL yes he’s ours now. I don’t know how to put this but…. it’s kind of a big deal.”
This, of course, is a direct reference to one of Ferrell’s most famous roles in the 2004 feminist comedy Anchorman.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) February 20, 2016
Whether Ferrell actually helped Clinton in the Nevada Caucus, Hilary won it. Like Will Ferrell, Nevada definitely didn’t “Feel the Bern.”
Of course, this is not the first time we’ve seen Will Ferrell in politics.
While this is comedy and typical Ferrell all around, it’s obvious that he, a Democrat, enjoyed spending five minutes making fun of the 2016 Republican candidates.
Is Will the first of many celebrities to switch their support?
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