Friday, October 10, 2008

Obama v McCain = JT v Frasier

We're having a bit of a celebrity political smackdown in Vegas this weekend in swing-state Nevada and the contrast couldn't be more stark.

In one corner for John McCain: Ex-"Cheers" stars Kelsey Grammer and John Ratzenberger. The TV stars pop in today to do phone-banking for McCain at two locations. To promote this, they're sending around emails that look like this:

I'd love to send you to the McCain website for details but, alas, they're nowhere to be found. So instead, here's the details from the MediaBistro's FishbowlLA blog. I will note, however, that the use of the "Cheers" logo is more than likely illegal. But hey, that's politics.

And in this corner for Barack Obama: Six-time Grammy winning recording artist Justin Timberlake. JT shows up at the Clark County Government Center Amphitheater to excite the masses to go canvass for Obama. This is how they're pushing it:

See, a 21st century campaign pushes its events on the Web. If you care, you can read more here.

Here's the real question, based on these celebrity endorsements: Which inauguration party do you think would be more fun to attend?


Charles in Richmond, VA said...

How about the fact that two old guys are promoting the "old candidate" and a young guy is promoting the "young candidate"? Interesting.

Anonymous said...

i actually dont think kelsey grammer is all that old. maybe in his 50s. but it's an interesting contrast anyway.