October 24th, 2007
09:00 PM ET
14 years ago

Affleck: I'm backing Obama

Watch Ben Affleck talk politics with Larry King.

(CNN) - Actor and activist Ben Affleck talks politics with CNN's Larry King. The Hollywood star tells King he's supporting Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, in the Democratic presidential primary race.  Affleck also says he's no fan of the rough-and-tumble of politics and he shares his feelings about the Bush administration. Watch this clip from CNN's Larry King Live and find out exactly why Obama is Affleck's choice.

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soundoff (49 Responses)
  1. Chris, Greenville, SC

    A very wise choice.

    October 24, 2007 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  2. Independent Voter, TN

    Don't care about Chuck Norris, don't care about Oprah and don't care about Ben. They hold no sway with me.

    October 24, 2007 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  3. Chico, Lansdale, PA

    Stick to acting and "directing" you dimwit.

    October 24, 2007 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  4. Mae, Norfolk, VA

    And why should I care?

    October 24, 2007 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |
  5. Paul M Bjordahl, Wichita, KS

    While he may be a talented actor, I don't think that the public needs the unsolicited advice of anyone with the turbulent personal life and lack of education that Affleck brings to the table. I would also enjoy recieving insight into complex political issues from someone who has more than a high school education and perhaps never had to resort to living on Matt Damon's couch because he couldn't cut it on his own.

    October 24, 2007 09:37 pm at 9:37 pm |
  6. emily,boston,ma

    I always knew this kid from hollywood when he and jennifer were on the news all the time. It never occurred to me Ben Affleck will ever mature but I can not believe how well he handles himself when he appear on late night shows. I share the same feelings with him. People have been drained morally and the goodness of people or humane is gone and we need it back really bad. I can not say more than Affleck has said all the time.

    October 24, 2007 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  7. Ben

    It's about his judgement with regard to the war. It's about his consistency in opposing the current round of aggressive posturing that has further inflamed the middle east. It's about recognizing the incredible errors of the current administration and not putting a democrat into office who will continue the mindset that led to these errors.

    Thank you Ben Affleck

    October 24, 2007 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm |
  8. Moon Pie


    October 24, 2007 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm |
  9. john williams san diego, ca.

    i support ben's choice also...anything to stop her "pure evil magesty"..can you see bubba with a free reign while she is leading our (i mean ted kennedys) country...call a lifeguard!!!!

    October 24, 2007 10:28 pm at 10:28 pm |
  10. Chris, Ashburn VA

    I'm a big fan of Ben Affleck and very disappointed in this! He has absolutely no idea what he's talking about and gave zero reason (or a very, very weak one!) for his support for Barack Obama. Augh! Ben – Why didn't you brush up on this topic 15 minutes before the show....so you could have made an informed opinion?! – And than the millions of misinformed Americans watching could have actually learned something from you. Its a shame!

    October 24, 2007 10:31 pm at 10:31 pm |
  11. Mitchell Dallas, TX

    Never cared for Affleck anyway!

    October 24, 2007 10:31 pm at 10:31 pm |
  12. Wallace, Chicago IL

    James Phoenix, Arizona

    Please provide your usual dose of hate here. I'm waiting for more hate from you. My day is never complete without it.

    Affleck is a racist right? No Oprah is a racist for backing Obama because she's black. Wait, everyone who is black is a racist for backing Obama.

    And Affleck is crazy for supporting someone who actually cares about the American people right? I know. Please keep it coming.


    October 24, 2007 10:55 pm at 10:55 pm |
  13. Ani,Irving,Tx

    Ben,that's a smart choice.Let stop the dynasty!

    October 24, 2007 11:01 pm at 11:01 pm |
  14. Gary Penley, Divide, CO

    Who cares who Ben Affleck is backing?

    October 24, 2007 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  15. Lance in Monrovia CA

    Hell yes he should be backing Obama. Any sane person in this country should be as well. Obama is smarter, has more common sense, and better judgement than any other candidate. He's inspired more people and raised more money without the help of lobbies and PACS. he's a community organizer, a professor of constitutional law, and a civil rights attorney. He listens. He was against Iraq in 2002 and against Hillary's Iran vote last week.

    Obama is the future of this nation. I'd put my life in his hands and my country. When he talks, I believe him.

    This country needs vision and great ideas and the ability to pull it all off. Obama has all that.

    This January and February, vote in your cacuases and primaries like your life depends on it, because it does.

    Stand up for Obama, or fall over for anything and everything.

    Obama 08

    October 24, 2007 11:16 pm at 11:16 pm |
  16. Mark, St. Petersburg FL

    Who the hell cares?

    October 24, 2007 11:24 pm at 11:24 pm |
  17. Mary Ann, Kennewick, Washington

    Wow, now I can sleep at night! Ha.

    October 25, 2007 12:06 am at 12:06 am |
  18. Joe, NOYB

    Who cares? A clown endorsing an inexperienced politician has not stated an agenda that offers anything extraordinary to the American people. On the other hand, Tom Tancredo has the most to offer to all American citizens.

    October 25, 2007 12:10 am at 12:10 am |
  19. Laura Tulsa OK

    how embarrassing ; Ben doesn't know that Obama has NO EXECUTIVE experience. Why anyone would vote for a candidate without a record of success is beyond me ?

    October 25, 2007 12:17 am at 12:17 am |
  20. TheInsider


    Latest Cali. Poll:

    Survey USA Clinton-57 Obama-20

    October 25, 2007 12:20 am at 12:20 am |
  21. Daniel

    Obama certainly has a lot of work to do... The last national primary poll taken by LA Times shows that since Obama is now basically tied with John Edwards! Link.

    October 25, 2007 12:28 am at 12:28 am |
  22. Mark San francisco California

    Aren't there more important political things to discuss?

    October 25, 2007 01:02 am at 1:02 am |
  23. Mark R. Fort Lauderdale FL

    Clinton/Obama 2008!

    October 25, 2007 01:21 am at 1:21 am |
  24. Mark, Minneapolis, MN

    Calling a married couple in politics a "dynasty" is rather odd. The Bushes and the Kennedys, with their political siblings, cousins, children, etc. – these are dynasties. The Clintons are not a dynasty: they do not have an extended political family on either side.

    October 25, 2007 04:04 am at 4:04 am |
  25. sonya, atlanta, ga

    Ben is a side chair political junkie just like the rest of you guys posting here. He has a right to voice his opinion. To each their own. And to the poster who said Obama has no executive experience. I might add, HRC doesn't either.

    October 25, 2007 06:24 am at 6:24 am |
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