Yes, I will repeat: The uber-liberal filmaker Oliver Stone said he would vote for Ron Paul – you know, that guy who wants to slash government’s role in just about every sector – over President Obama.
In response to a question by Rock Cellar Magazine, asking Stone whether he thought an economic collapse would spur a fall in the American “empire,” he asserted, “I think it’s a given… There’s no way that we can continue this spending spree. In fact, I think in many ways the most interesting candidate — I’d even vote for him if he was running against Obama — is Ron Paul. Because he’s the only one of anybody who’s saying anything intelligent about the future of the world.”
From The Hill:
Stone was a vocal supporter of the president in 2008, and wrote an editorial in the Guardian saying that Obama could be the “heir to John F. Kennedy.”
According to Federal Election Commission records, in 2008 Stone donated $2,300 directly to the Obama campaign and another $2,300 to the Obama Victory Fund, which raises money for Obama’s re-election as well as for the Democratic National Committee.
When even the President’s closest allies turn against them – you know, neo-communists who donate thousands to his campaign – you know the journey to reelection is going to be rocky.
Of course, Stone’s political ideology either took a 180 or he is one confused man, because Ron Paul’s fiscal and economic conservativism stand diametrically opposed to all of Stone’s political heroes.