“Who is going to win the elections this November?” I think most of us do not even ask this question, because most of us think the answer is pretty obvious. As the answer to the question “Will Obama be re-elected?”
I can assure you, the situation for example in Russia is pretty similar. And Putin did get re-elected. It looked like Medvedev was a temporary replacement. People say: it is the illusion of choice, because well, do people actually have it?
Of course Russia and America are very different and it is not right comparing them like this. But still.
Celebs have everything a mere mortal can dream of: fame, money, love of the public, success… but apparently, modern celebrities are to be noticed on the political arena every now and then. What do they do it for? More money? Power? Appreciation? Or maybe it is all about popularity? Remember Madonna and her criticism of McCain’s political strategy? Or George Clooney who was the most devoted supporter of Barack Obama? Moreover, celebs’ political activity sometimes spreads far beyond criticism or support and they join the ranks of politics.