Not So Usual Suspect Stumps for GOP
Posted at 8:27 p.m. on Aug. 30, 2012
TAMPA, Fla. – Actor Stephen Baldwin wants everyone to know that all of Tinsel Town is not automatically in the bag for President Barack Obama.
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The evangelical Christian arm of the Baldwin clan was floating around the CNN Grill in Tampa, posing for pictures with starry-eyed fans and chatting with roving reporters.
Baldwin told HOH he’s psyched to hear Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s keynote address, but doesn’t believe there’s any heavy lifting to do.
“I don’t really think he needs to say too much … [I] think things are going so well,” he surmised, adding, “I just hope the American public sees him as somebody relateable.”
The born-again entertainer is Team Romney now, but suggested that no one should write-off former Sen. Rick Santorum (Pa.) just yet.
“I think it’s unfortunate that somebody like Santorum couldn’t have gotten the traction that some Christian folks had hoped. [But] the economy is the most important thing,” he said.
Of all the pending speeches, Baldwin said “mystery speaker” Clint Eastwood can make the most difference.
“I just think it’s going to show a whole lot of Americans and whole lot of voters that Hollywood isn’t just completely all on one side,” he told HOH.