Christopher Walken Endorses Barack Obama


Back in 2009, America had an economy-tanking fever, and the only prescription was more Barack Obama.

Or so says this guy:

Actor Christopher Walken thinks that President Obama deserves another term in the White House. 

“I think what [Bill] Clinton said the other night is absolutely true: Nobody could fix this in four years,” he recently told Moviefone. “Obama’s really done remarkably. The Dow Jones — look at how things have come along. The auto companies are back. It’s interesting that nobody gives him credit.”

“How could he [fix it] when you think about what it was?” Walken went on. “I remember very clearly because I was worried about it myself. People were scared. Now they’re concerned, but they’re not scared. It could have really been bad. I do believe that everything is getting better now.”

Game. Changer.

The man famous for serenading John Travolta, shooting Dennis Hopper in the face, and delivering a stunning rendition of “Poker Face” has officially endorsed the president.

Walken’s endorsement echoes Snoop Dogg’s recent, similarly Clinton-esque endorsement of Obama, albeit with significantly less swearing.

In related news, the actor who plays The Most Interesting Man In The World in Dos Equis beer ads is hosting an Obama fundraiser next Tuesday.

These are indeed things that are happening in real life.

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