Star power fades when it comes to politics

Aug 21st, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Opinion

Michael Fullilove: Last month the McCain campaign released an ad labelling Senator Barack Obama “the biggest celebrity in the world” and featuring footage of his speech in Berlin next to images of Britney Spears and Paris Hilton.

Certainly, famous people are giving Obama a whole lot of love. The music video Yes We Can, created by will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas, generated early sparkle for the candidate. A new video will be released soon featuring Oprah, Cyndi, Beyonce and other individuals for whom a single name suffices.

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