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Republican Kelly Clarkson Vows To Vote For President Obama

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In a surprise twist from someone who was once vocally in favor for Republican candidate Ron Paul, singer Kelly Clarkson has stepped forward and has vowed to vote for Barack Obama come the November election.

This time around just weeks before the general election, Clarkson has come out to support president Barack Obama. During her tour in Europe, the singer told The Daily Star, “I’ve been reading online about the debates and I’m probably going to vote for Obama again, even though I’m a Republican at heart.”

Why is Kelly Clarkson having a change at heart? Well, it seems as though it has a lot to do with Obama’s current views on marriage equality. Clarkson goes on to explain in her own words, “I can’t support Romney’s policies as I have a lot of gay friends and I don’t think it’s fair they can’t get married. I’m not a hardcore feminist but we can’t be going back to the ’50s.”

Clarkson, who hails from the conservative state of Texas continues saying that Obama is a “great guy,” adding that she’s also a “big fan of First Lady Michelle Obama” because “she has been busy promoting better education and healthy diets, which is something we could all use a dose of reality on.”

Kelly Clarkson isn’t the only American Idol alum to support marriage equality. Fellow American Idol winner, Carrie Underwood told The Independent, “As a married person myself, I don’t know what it’s like to be told I can’t marry somebody I love and want to marry. I can’t imagine how that must feel. I definitely think we should all have the right to love, and love publicly, the people that we want to love.”

Perhaps Clarkson’s support is a tell tale sign of how Barack Obama is doing amongst swing voters.

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17 Responses to “Republican Kelly Clarkson Vows To Vote For President Obama”

  1. Brian Maple

    Yes, Kelly! President Obama's debate win was truly impressive and now makes three out of four debate wins for Obama/Biden. People seem to finally be realizing that Mitt Romney and the GOP have based an enormous amount of their election strategy on lies, hatred and deceit. From the 72 million Americans that will be left without any health insurance, whatsoever, by year 2020, under Romney's plan (determined by two independent, non-partisan research studies available to the public), to women and minorities being drastically stripped of their equal rights (because of his refusal to support initiatives like the Lily Ledbetter Act, which enables women to be paid the same as men, provided they do the same work; this was the first act passed by President Obama when he took office) or Hospital Visitation Rights, which allows gay people the same visitation rights as straight people when a loved one is in hospital sick or dying, Americans are seeing Mitt Romney for who he really is. From the West Coast to the East Coast and all of our our great country in between, we Americans are seeing from these debates that a Romney/Ryan plan will leave the middle class being burdened with much higher taxes while the wealthiest Americans pay less in tax because "it will help inspire job hiring" which evidence showed us in the Bush years, does not happen. They are happy to disclose that they will put "trillions" of additional dollars into the military, which the military has *not* asked for, while somehow, still not being able to, over the course of eighteen months of campaigning and four debates, detail in any further specificity, what exactly taxes will be like under their reign. That is not honest. That is not American. That is not integrity and that is certainly not Christian. Mitt Romney also has the highest disapproval rating, of all time, of any Presidential candidate, ever. Higher than Bush. All Americans must understand this. The entire world hates the guy. We must be proud to be Americans. We need a President who represents all of America and that we can be proud of. We are coming out of one of the most difficult economic times in history in large part because of two wars that we are finally ending. We are bringing our brothers and sisters home. We cannot go backward. We must go forward. We are Americans. We will prevail.

  2. Anonymous

    Obama/Romney are the establishment duo. They represent no real change. They are a distraction instigated by the establishment to ensure that real liberty-minded change, through Ron Paul's platform, is avoided. Kelly should have some conviction and still support Ron Paul through write-in, etc. Sadly, there are too many "sheeple" in the USA that need to wake up and realize that Obama and Romney are different faces of the same coin minted by the "establishment".

  3. BeLinda Janota

    PLEASE, Kelly! VOTE to get our County Free & Strong again! Don't u see how the last 4 yrs have gone for our country? do you see the 23,000,000 million still unemployed Americans, how the government has practically doubled in size? Businesses closing, Millions added to food stamps… how Obama added more debt than ANY of our other Presidents COMBINED in just 4 yrs & more debt coming! Obama doesn't have anything planned, except the failed plans he used over the past 4 yrs. Although if he gets that chance… the next 4 yrs are guaranteed to be even worse. HE TRIED, but has only made the country's problems much WORSE. Time to give a proven businessman a chance, he CAN turn things around. I'm a female who views same- sex marriage FAR down our female List! Also.. Roe Wade won't be overturned, & even so, it would go back to the states. & Same rights for gay partners is being implemented in many states now. My friends have their 'partner rights'! Only the "Marriage' label is not applied to these couples. They have their rights, as gay couples have their own. Lets just respect one another. In the grand scheme of things.. we must vote for the "Critical issues" we can't afford to lose… one of them could be the U.S., as we know it.
    My 2008 vote for Obama proved to be a TREMENDOUS MISTAKE.. one I'm committed to NOT make again! I've seen how elections votes can have terrible consequences over 4 years. ~ We need progress.. not more failure!
    Don't make my mistake a second time.. Vote 2 save the U.S. from complete destruction. ROMNEY/RYAN~Clear Choice

  4. Esther Johnson

    That's because she is an entertainer before she is a republican! Please Hollywood junkies! Heroin= Obama… same thing!

  5. Rob Long

    Why do we really CARE who she votes for? Another Hollywood wannabe that really isn't important but is taking the opportunity to try to improve her fame factor. I don't listen to her music, and this really closes the book that I probably never will. I'm glad she has gay friends, I will accept that gays can have civil unions and share their property and insurance. Unfortunately the definition of marriage includes a man and a woman and nothing else. You can be queer, but you cant be married. Its not difficult really, its a simple definition. 2 gay guys cant have a baby. 2 gay women cant make each other pregnant.. I would say I'm sorry, but I'm not.