Clooney optimistic about Obama’s re-election
George Clooney admitted that the Democrats have a hard time selling Barack Obama’s accomplishments.
Washington: George Clooney is positive about Barack Obama’s chances of getting re-elected.
However, he admitted that the Democrats have a hard time selling the President’s accomplishments.
“I think he’s always looked good to be re-elected,” Politico quoted him as telling David Gregory on NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’.
Democrats “are just very poor in general at explaining what it is when they accomplish something,” he said.
The ‘Descendants’ star cited the auto bailout, the health care law and the mission that killed Osama bin Laden as examples of Obama’s success.
“If Obama was a Republican … I would be able to sell his presidency as a very successful one.”
“Democrats are bad at that, we like to pick each other apart,” he added.
He did, however, caution the President against getting too confident in his re-election effort.
“The worst thing you could do is feel in any way safe or cocky about it,” Clooney said.
The actor said he has no plans himself to run for office, and that being in politics is something he doesn’t have “any interest” in doing.
He was on the show to promote his recent work in Sudan after being arrested outside the Sudanese embassy during a protest last week.
The Oscar-winner said the United States should get involved in working to diplomatically put pressure on the Sudanese government, which he said is working to “hurt [the people] ... terrify them, and starve them to death”.