Natalie Portman at an Obama campaign event in Las Vegas in late August. – The Guardian Express Newspaper
A few months ago, President Obama was worried his Hollywood supporters were bailing on him. However, he has recently seemed to boost Hollywood’s enthusiasm for his campaign and has tapped some of Hollywood’s most powerful young stars to hit the campaign trail for him.
Most recently, Parks and Recreation actors Adam Scott and Rashida Jones hit the campaign trail for the president at the University of Iowa, according to The Daily Iowan.
The actors touted President Obama’s push for lower interest rates on student loans and healthcare reform.
Other celebrities who have been around the country in recent months include: Olivia Wilde, Kal Penn, Justin Long, America Ferrera, Josh Hartnett, Don Cheadle, Zach Braff, Blythe Danner, Octavia Spencer and Zachary Quinto.
Another celebrity recently campaigning for the president: Oscar-winner Natalie Portman. The actress was in Las Vegas a couple of weeks ago campaigning on Obama’s record for women’s rights.
Many of these celebrities have been attending rallies at universities to enthuse the youth vote, a demographic that was extremely important in getting Obama elected in 2008.
Actor Josh Hartnett speaking with Minneapolis Mayor RT Rybak at the University of Minnesota. Photo Credit: The Minnesota Daily
Josh Hartnett attended a rally with Minneapolis Mayor RT Rybak at the University of Minnesota last spring. Penn was at the University of Michigan earlier this year campaigning on Obama’s record.
With the election less than 60 days away, one can expect even more celebrities to hit the campaign trail for Obama, as well at Mitt Romney – who to date has had very few Hollywood campaigners.