Vince Vaughn hearts Ron Paul
September 19th, 2011
01:19 PM ET
7 years ago

Vince Vaughn hearts Ron Paul

(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul received some celebrity love, care of Vince Vaughn Friday.

The actor and comedian introduced the Texas congressman at the Liberty Political Action Conference in Reno, Nevada.

"Vince is a great guy who loves Liberty," Paul campaign chairman Jesse Benton told CNN. "Dr. Paul is proud to have his friendship and support."

According to Paul's website, Vaughn invited Paul and his wife to the premiere of his 2009 film "Couples Retreat," and Vaughn endorsed Paul's 2009 book "End the Fed."

Vaughn is best known for starring roles in such films as "Wedding Crashers" and "Old School."

Filed under: 2012 • Ron Paul
soundoff (158 Responses)
  1. CAL USA

    Like most liberals I have no problems with Mr. Vaughn endorsing any candidate, but why the double standard? Reagan, Charlton Heston, Craig T. Nelson, Jon Voight, Kelsy Grammer, Dennis Miller and countless other Hollywood types have declared their allegiance to the GOP wothout being maligned. On the other Streisand, Damon, Penn, Sarandon, Maher... those are the devil incarnate. Is there anything more un-American than the total intolerance of the right wing to any opinion that differs from theirs? Would they be satisfied if we had a one -party government, like China and the former Soviet Union?

    September 19, 2011 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |

    He is an idiot actor. His politics are no better,
    Ask now what your country can do for you, ask how you can destroy your country.

    September 19, 2011 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  3. Charlie in Maine

    It is his ploy to audition for the next installation of "Dumb and Dumber"

    September 19, 2011 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  4. yinyang

    Support Ron Paul and "Let 'em die."

    September 19, 2011 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  5. Tex71

    "Liberty" to a Libertarian means getting the government to leave you alone so you can go back to the Stone Age system of bashing smaller people in the head with a club until someone bigger comes along and does the same to you.

    September 19, 2011 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  6. George Sales

    So why should an uneducated actor think he can influence our politics? And why should this be a story line? Celebrity does not count when it comes to governing!

    September 19, 2011 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  7. kevin

    For you naysayers about Ron Pauls age, you just don't get it. He has been consistent over the years and somewhat prophetic of the problems in this country. He is honest, consistent and a pure consitutionalist. People that have been voting for the status quo are ones who look for a candidate that will support their conveted entitlements. Ron Paul represents a revolution to break that trend that is killing our country. Even if he don't win, his base of support will triple or quadruple and someone else will carry the torch that he so courageously carried. If he wins, then so much the better for America. By supporting Ron Paul, you support the revolution for liberty, freedom and following the constitutional principles. I would much rather work on nurturing his message and supporting this base that will eventually rise to victory, than to support the selfish principles that many people in this country have supported.

    A soon to be retired vet.

    September 19, 2011 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  8. David

    I'm beginning to like Ron Paul. He reminds me of the "Doc" in Back To The Future. Looks and acts like a nutcase but in the end, he did get that DeLorean anywhere he wanted it to go....

    September 19, 2011 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  9. erich2112x

    Oh good, cause i always check to see who Vince Vaughn is voting for before I head the the ballot boxes.

    September 19, 2011 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  10. FactChecker

    Ron Paul grew up in Pittsburgh in the 50's but he doean't see any value in government air pollution regulations. If he couldn't learn a lesson from the Pittsburgh air pollution, then he just can't learn.

    September 19, 2011 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  11. the_dude

    Who ever heard of an actor that doesn't tow the democrat party line???

    September 19, 2011 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  12. Kevin

    Rich guy who really only cares about his own money. No big surprise there.

    September 19, 2011 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  13. MrsTime

    He is now officially on the list of least favorites here.

    September 19, 2011 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  14. James

    These comments are great. "I am not going to watch his movies anymore!" If you like his acting, stop worrying about his political views. I was kinda surprised to see him support Ron Paul. Most of the Hollywood types conform to the far left. Glad Vince is a free thinker.

    September 19, 2011 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  15. Canuckle

    He's a Blackhawks fan. Need I say more. Go Canucks go.

    September 19, 2011 08:04 pm at 8:04 pm |
  16. Bill

    So Republicans hate Hollywood, except of course, the movie stars who endorse them.

    September 19, 2011 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  17. Doc M

    Funny to hear the conservatives now say, "not everyone in Hollywood is a nutball." Yes, but only the ones who agree with their ideology. So, now they are in the position to qualify who's ok in Hollywood. Laughable....before it was "All celebrities are libtards"! Yes, the GOP...anything playing to their narrow agenda is ok by them.

    September 19, 2011 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  18. MMPDX

    Ah, this makes sense... a has-been endorsing an also-ran. Perfect.

    September 19, 2011 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  19. K Denver

    My question to all the Ron Paul fans: if he is so much less of a Republican than the other Republicans will he run as a third party candidate if he loses the primaries? I think if he does it will be impressive, let's see what his supporters are made of. If not, it kinda would seem like a cop out, like the big guys funding the rest of the candidates got to him.

    September 19, 2011 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  20. Karen

    Gee, to think there are a few Hollywood actors still in Hollywood unlike many of the Hollyweird actors in Hollywood.

    September 19, 2011 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  21. MarineDad05

    I don't see a problem with Vince supporting or making political statements.

    The Repubs and Conservatives have always burst some blood vessels when they they hear any actor or actress make political statements. The have huge problems with Michael Moore, Streisand, and any number of others who openly support the Dems.

    The Conservative talk shows have made it point to tell their listeners that Hollywood is basically anti-American (as they don't support Conservatives).

    Then remember the Dixie Chics? Conservatives made sure their CD's were burnt, and also Clear Channel pull their albums. WHY? Because they made political statements supporting the Dems.

    Well, I believe, this is America, and even Hollywood personalities have the right to support and make statements whom ever they want want. If Vince wants to support someone, that's his business.

    But this much is sure, Conservatives will never GET my vote ever.... one reason for being so damn hypocrites. They are just galling!

    September 19, 2011 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  22. Larry

    Celebrities are rich and famous. It is pretty much given that they favour the GOP because they don't want to pay their fair share of taxes. Tax them because they just end up wasting money on drugs and luxury items that they really don't need.

    September 19, 2011 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  23. David G

    Vince's choice of candidates is as good as Acting. Both stink

    September 19, 2011 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  24. Liberty And Justice For All

    What's with everyone who says that they no longer like Vince Vaughn because he's friends with Ron Paul? What are you, 10 years old or something? Grow up. People have different opinions than you. Get over it.

    And who cares if the man is in his seventies? He's been a congressman for 30+ years and has done great things for this country. He's fought hard for freedoms you take for granted.

    Plus, Ron Paul is the only presidential candidate who wants to end our wars and bring peace. Yes, that even includes President Obama who won a nobel peace prize, but happily continues with our wars and even gets us involved in new ones.

    Whether you agree or disagree with Ron Paul, at least he has integrity and doesn't flip flop on issues just to win votes. And he actually follows the constitution. Do Americans even know what that is anymore?

    September 19, 2011 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  25. Dave in Ocean City, NJ

    Too old? Not electable? Too extreme? Please. I'll take an intelligent, humble, foreign-policy-sensible, fiscally sound president any old day. I think for myself. I don't follow the herd. The herd is dull and annoying. He has my vote!

    September 19, 2011 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
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