Monday, October 13, 2008

Easy Voter: Dennis Hopper An Obama Convert

Longtime Republican/Bush voter Dennis Hopper says he’s supporting Barack Obama:
PARIS (AFP) — Dennis Hopper, the US actor-director perhaps best known for the 1969 road-movie "Easy Rider", is praying for victory by Barack Obama in next month's elections, he said on Monday.

"I voted for Bush, father and son, but this time I'll vote for Obama," he told journalists at the opening of a show on his life and work at the Paris cinematheque.

Hopper is to be handed France's order of Commander of Arts and Letters by the culture minister later Monday.

"I was the first person in my family to have been Republican," he added. "For most of my life I wasn't on the left."

"I pray God, Barack Obama is elected," he said, criticising the current administration's many "lies."

I’m sure the last two weeks have been hard on the Ameriprise Financial pitchman.