What George Clooney said

George Clooney in front of an American flag

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As if there weren’t already a million reasons for me to love George Clooney (I’m not the only one right?), Mr. Clooney has articulated clearly why for the 2012 election cycle there really isn’t another choice except President Obama.

No, Obama isn’t perfect. In fact, he has fallen short of (some) expectations. I know a lot of folks are disappointed.

But the idea of a President Rick Perry or Michele Bachmann or Herman Cain or Willard “Mitt” Romney scares me straight. Seriously folks, all of the GOP candidates want to repeal healthcare reform. All of them (except for Romney who wants to allow states to waive participation). Not to mention The Supremes aren’t getting any younger. Do you want Michele Bachmann to appoint the person to replace Justice Ginsburg? I know I don’t.

So that said, let me leave it to my future ex-husband Mr. Clooney to explain why he supports President Obama and why he just wishes the Obama administration would sell his accomplishments better so that people could truly appreciate all the good things President Obama has done. Which is a lot.

About the 2012 race Clooney told ABC News, “I’m disillusioned by the people who are disillusioned by Obama, quite honestly, I am…Democrats eat their own. Democrats find singular issues and go, ‘Well, I didn’t get everything I wanted.’ I’m a firm believer in sticking by and sticking up for the people whom you’ve elected…If he was a Republican running, because Republicans are better at this,” Clooney continued, “they’d be selling him as the guy who stopped 400,000 jobs a month from leaving the country. They’d be selling him as the guy who saved the auto-industry. If they had the beliefs, they’d be selling him as the guy who got rid of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’ who got Osama bin Laden. You could be selling this as a very successful three years.”

What Clooney said.

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