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We first learned of Snooki‘s passion for politics two years ago when she and John McCain began flirting via Twitter. Now, she’s come out in support of Donald Trump for president, even though he’s not running. That seals it: Trump needs to run and Snooki needs to be his running mate. We can see it now, the Orange Revolution: striving for an America in which people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the color of the chemicals sprayed on top of their skin.
Frighteningly, this isn’t the most absurd celebrity presidential endorsement in recent years. Here are nine other celebrities who came out in support of presidential hopefuls, even though some of the candidates in question didn’t want it–the “thanks, but we’re all good over here” endorsement.
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In 2008, Chuck Norris, the man whose tears cure cancer, supported Mike Huckabee. This year the conservative karate master has thrown his 10 gallon hat into the ring with Newt Gingrich. Congratulations, Newt–if you’ve ever seen “Walker, Texas Ranger,” you’ll realize you’ve managed to bring along the ONE American who makes Mitt Romney look natural in front of a camera.
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It’s well and good to have Ludacris on your iPod if you’re running for president. But having the guy who sang “What’s Your Fantasy” try to tag along on your campaign is problematic. In an attempt to help Barack Obama‘s cause, Luda wrote a song in which he calls Hillary Clinton a bitch and makes a joke about John McCain being in a wheelchair. This did not help the cause.
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Gary Busey endorsed Gingrich, and un-endorsed him, saying that in an ideal world, Trump would run for president. So if you’re keeping score, two crazed reality show veterans are backing Donald Trump for president.
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In 2008, Sly Stallone put his substantial, probably steroid-addled weight behind John McCain. At least, we think the “Rocky” star said “McCain”–you never really can be too sure when Stallone’s translator isn’t there.
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If there’s a Democrat going up against a Republican, Alec Baldwin is there to support that Dem, whoever it may be. Smart guy, funny guy, huge star power–and absolutely toxic to middle America on account of the multiple smug-tastic ways he’s gotten into trouble over the years.
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One of the dozen or so black sheep Baldwin boys, Stephen Baldwin accompanied Huckabee on the ’08 campaign trail. He’s pretty much the bizarro Alec: loved by conservative America for his staunch Christian beliefs, feared by “coastal elites” such as Alec for being a nutjob. Getting Stephen’s campaign support is equivalent to a book-signing poster that reads, “FEATURING ALEC BALDWIN‘s brother.”
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The legendary Cowboys running back was a vocal supporter of Obama in 2008. “Vocal” being the key, because anyone who witnessed Emmitt Smith butchering the English language as an NFL analyst knows he must make the eloquent, smooth-talking Obama cringe. “I really do appreciate the support, Emmitt. What’s that, you want to SPEAK at the event? Oh…greaaaaat.”