(CNN) - Is famed actor Jack Nicholson's support a kiss of death for Democratic presidential hopefuls?
According to The Washington Post, the Hollywood star picks presidential candidates who have repeatedly gone down in defeat.
Consider his track record this year: The newspaper reports Nicholson made his first foray into the 2008 presidential race by writing a $500 check to Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich's campaign on January 10, two weeks before he ended his presidential bid
Nicholson later wrote checks to help both Delaware Sen. Joe Biden and Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd pay off their campaign debts – both candidates ended their bids in early January.
In late February, Nicholson donated the maximum $2,300 to Hillary Clinton's White House bid. She went on to win the Ohio and Texas primaries days later, though her presidential hopes ultimately came up short.
According to the Post, Nicholson had yet to give to Barack Obama through the end of April.
Nicholson has a history of showing reluctance to the Democratic party's eventual nominee. In 2000, he backed former New Jersey Sen. Bill Bradley over Al Gore, and in 2004 he didn't support a candidate at all until Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry had already wrapped up the nomination.
Welcome Aboard Julio!
Now if we could only get more Clinton Supporters on board.
You are suppossed to support the ideas and policies, and not simply the candidate.
Even Sen. Clinton has said they have more thing sin common than they have differences. If you are truly a believer in the ideas, you would not vot for Mc Cain folks.
It doesn't get any simpler than that.
Barr and Paul are illogical
Live Long and Prosper
IAMWMD June 12th, 2008 12:01 pm ET
If the Dems spent trillions on US citizens each year Obama is president, they still wouldn't be able to catch up with the Bush Administration's waste of money on tax dollar gifts to the wealthy, big business and his buddies at the Oil companies.
President Obama will cut all these gifts off and give the money to everyday citizens that deserve them
Facts that many refuse to address..... pour trillions into fixing another country and fighting a war YEARS after declaring victory.
I'd rather be endorsed by Jack Nicholas.
One correction SuperD, the Obama campaign – although they talk about supporting gay rights – don't really like the gays. Trust me. I was at a rally held near a gay bar in Iowa when they had Secret Service remove all the gays from the area so the media could not see them. They didn't want it to look like they were endorsing "that lifestyle".
Next time, get your facts rights.
Please don't donate anything to Mr. Obama's campaign.
You want the TRUTH!?? You can't handle the TRUTH!!!
hit the road Jack and don't ya come back no more no more no more no more. Hit the road jack...you get it.
To Super D
Amen brother preach on.... Dont forget the Liberals on the Supreme Court today said that terrorists held at guantanamo need to be treated like American Citizens even though they were caught on the battle field during a war.
Way to libs we can vote for Obama and relive the Clinton years with terror attacks... FUN,FUN,FUN
What a pure smear by CNN. what a shame on a reputed media house of the United States of America. Now CNN resorts to some astrology and bad luck to help Jhon Macain. it is really shameful.
That's hilarious. I just need him to cross party lines and help out Sen. McCain't. Good stuff!
Scary. Nicholson also helps the Lakers, who will eventually lose. I'm sure he'll endorse McCain to help out Obama.
I dont even know how these repubelican fear mongers succeed.I mean, comon – look at the facts.We have almost all the latest advanced weapon systems.Our army is super strong.We have bases in more than 100 countries.Our naval fleets are almost always prepared for possible threats.
We cant even compare to the terrorist attacks menace that other countries face.
I ASK YOU, WHAT SHOULD WE FEAR FROM? If at all anyone should be afraid, it must be our enemies.
What could infact be more dangerous is electing a president who doesnt know/remember his view on things.We(or the world) cannot afford another "war" chanter.Say NO to McOld.
Ask these War/Fear mongers to shove it up their you know what !
He should cut Hillary a check to pay off her debts
This qualifies as news? CNN get back to reporting on the issues and leave the nonsense to the tabliods. Arg!!!!
Please, please give big to obama's campaign.
We do not want a weak, inexperienced person running our great country!
Or someone with a very annoying spouse.
I don't know why MCCAIN has not resorted to a senior living in Florida. Hs should be a retired civil servant. He does not have a clue on the WAR, ECONOMY, and his Foreign Policy is based on traveling the world liek a tourist. Even the GOP knows this but its too late to come up with someone else–who? anyway...
Retire, relax, sit on your rocking chair and rest in peace mccain. Cindy has money you can enjoy in your retirement.
Of course you are goind down in the polls because you are now obsessed and focused on Michelle and Barack Obama and not on the issues. Learn from the primaries!!!
DJ...I liked it to...
RE: J in Houston June 12th, 2008 11:32 am ET
Here's a summary of your post and attitude:
Lalalalalalalalala. Icanthearyou Icanthearyou.
(best when said as you cover your ears and look away)
Sen. Obama is history. He does not even need to donate anything.
hocus-pocus the democrats are running a voodoo-win campaign. stay real and...........vote mcreal....McCain for Prez
heh CNN, slow news day? A totally non-story.
RE: S. Wright June 12th, 2008 11:38 am ET
Wow, CLINTON got us into Iraq. I had no idea. I stand corrected.
can we report on something of more substance?
Why does CNN continue to think that most Americans even care what Jack Nicholson, Scartlett Johannson, etc, think? Movie stars obsession with their own importance is tiresome.