1. Nov 4, 2012 3:40pm


Obama Scraping the Bottom of the Celeb Barrel for His Campaign’s Final Days


If you’re the President of the United States and you’ve already used up all the help you can get from George Clooney, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Sarah Jessica Parker, Gwen Stefani, Anna Wintour, Lena Dunham, and Zach Galifianakis even who do you turn to in your campaign’s final push? The Obama team has had some pretty lame celebrity guests during these past few days. C’mon Barry, this is go time.

Dave Matthews

Yes, the “Everyday” man himself stood by Obama’s side at a Virginia rally this weekend. “I remember four years ago when I was out west — I was recording out west,” he told the crowd. “And mailed in my ballot. When Virginia came back for Obama, it’s one of the proudest moments I’ve ever had in my whole life.”

If this is the Obama campaign’s idea of what the college set likes, they need to do some more research. Although he’s still popular, socialist European EDM DJ’s like are all the rage right now. Better make a safe choice here and go with Skrillex for Monday.

Will Ferrell

Let’s be honest, Will Ferrell hasn’t had a really successful movie in a while. He just canned an Obama ad this week and it lacks any potential to go viral. It’s just disappointing really.


Cher is a timeless diva, but she’ll never be the star she once was. She stars in this ad that Jezebel shared yesterday and Kathy Griffin shows up to make us all laugh. It’s alright at best. We approve of the way that the normally self-serious Cher is able to take the joke here.

Bill Clinton

Okay, so obviously the former President isn’t a bottom of the barrel celebrity. Sometimes he’s even more popular than Obama. Just today, gaffe prone Vice President Joe Biden accidentally called Obama, “President Clinton.” Clinton joined Obama in Virginia at that same Dave Matthews ralley/hippy smoke fest. He also penned an op-ed for the President in the Des Moines Register this morning which is a huge deal.

This is all fine and great, we just wish the Obama camp was a bit more inspired in their choices. We saw the two pres-bros hug it out already, what more do we need.

[Image Via Getty]

- Myles Tanzer

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