November 27th, 2007
01:45 PM ET
15 years ago

Clinton nabs Babs

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (CNN) - Sen. Hillary Clinton got a boost from a Hollywood legend Tuesday, in the form of an endorsement by noted actress and singer Barbara Streisand.

Streisand, a longtime Democratic activist, cited the historic nature of the New York senator's campaign, and her ability to bring about change, as reasons for giving her endorsement.

"Madame President of the United’s an extraordinary thought," Streisand said in a press release. "We truly are in a momentous time, where a woman’s potential has no limitations, Hillary Clinton has already proven to a generation of women that there are no limits for success."

Streisand also said "our country will gain its respect within the global community," under a Clinton presidency.

–CNN Political Desk Editor Jamie Crawford

Filed under: Hillary Clinton
soundoff (49 Responses)
  1. Walt, Belton, TX

    Is a Streisand indorsement as good as a peck on the cheek from good ole boy Jesse ole Al?

    My guess is Miss Honkers wins!

    November 27, 2007 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  2. AN, Fairfax, VA

    "So explain the difference between people voting for Clinton because of Bill and people voting for Obama because of Oprah?"

    IN A WORD? INTEGRITY...Oprah's got it in aces!!!!!

    November 27, 2007 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  3. Jim in Orlando, FL

    With campaign endorsements like Streisand, who needs scandals ...errr enemies. The great thing of it is is that Oprah brings many from the middle to Obama. Streisand is a highly partisan polarizer. She brings no one that Shrill didn't already have, and drives the rest away.

    November 27, 2007 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  4. JD, des moine, iowa

    Barbara Streisand is a legend, and she beats Oprah easily in my book.

    Hillary 08.

    November 27, 2007 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  5. Amy, Seattle, WA

    "She's no Oprah.

    Posted By Dave, Evergreen CO : November 27, 2007 3:14 pm"

    Of course not. Streisand has talent. Oprah is a money maker.

    November 27, 2007 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  6. Hoping - SA

    Yeah right – INTEGRITY…Oprah's got it in aces!!!!! She threw out that the window when she decided to play this game. And, we all know what game that is. Shame.

    November 27, 2007 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  7. Lyn, Md

    Sad...really sad.

    Still trying to play catch-up Hillary.

    Try again...

    November 27, 2007 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  8. Gary, des moines, Iowa

    Barbara's endorsement of Hillary Clinton takes the breath out of Oprah and Obama. Barbara has been a legend in the entertainment industry for decades, and Oprah pales in comparing to her.

    November 27, 2007 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  9. D Sparr Kansas City, MO

    Yes...she's no Oprah, she's accomplished more than Oprah ever thought of....I for one am sick of Oprah.

    November 27, 2007 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  10. Chris Shanahan,, Buffalo NY

    Clebrities are not politicians, there are as full of crap and as mindless as anyone else, I am tired of these liberal celebrities lending their name to campaigns. Some did not even finish high school (Sean Penn) so why listen to anyhting that comes out of their mouth. Make your own decisions based on your ideas, don't be swayed because you liked their last movie or song, morons!

    November 27, 2007 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  11. Steve Larson, San Antonio, TX

    Ooooooooh! Barbara Streisand! A serious political advisor to be sure! I know I'm going to cast my ballot based upon the opinions of a star like "Babs"!

    November 27, 2007 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  12. stan pitts p.a

    She's no Oprah.

    Posted By Dave, Evergreen CO : November 27, 2007 3:14 pm"

    Of course not. Streisand has talent. Oprah is a money maker.

    Posted By Amy, Seattle, WA : November 27, 2007 5:53 pm
    Nothing wrong with making money, its still the american way and the american dream, oprah is sincere, honest, down-to-earth and generous, so while i may not vote for obama based on what oprah thinks, i will surely be listening and giving her the time of day, oprah we love you and all you do for people!

    November 27, 2007 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  13. Nancy Navarro

    We believe Barbra Steisand's voice is indeed a gift from above. However, when it comes to politics, the same cannot be said. We have a saying around here: "Wait to see who Barbra endorses and then RUN the other way." She can pick music but unfortunately, she isn't inspired about picking candidates.

    November 27, 2007 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  14. FT Doylestown,Pa

    Gee ...give me a break.
    Talk about Keeping up with "The Jones's"...
    How can we take any of these "Fools" seriously. REALLY?

    November 27, 2007 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  15. Marilyn Bryan, Taylor, AR

    A Clinton presidency would erase someof the hatred and rancor generated by Pres. Bush. The Clinton scandal was
    fanned into a larger one by Republicans and the media,
    while the scandals of the Bush administration, which are greater and
    more harmful to the nation, have got a
    do pass from fellow Republicans and the media. Go figure.
    Our friends overseas had no trouble
    discerning this, hence former Pres.
    Clinton receives more respect and adulation from them than does the present president.
    If Pres. Bush had surrounded himself with those other than the neocons and
    those who were in total agreement with him/them, we would not be in the predicament we are in today. Those whom the president chooses in his/her administration should be chosen for their abilities, not their financial or other support.
    We need to hear more about solutions and less bad-mouthing.

    November 27, 2007 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  16. roma w, berrien sprs. mi

    Talk about being divisive! YOU LIBERALS are even fighting over Babs vs. Oprah ! Fools

    November 27, 2007 11:50 pm at 11:50 pm |
  17. Tim, Omaha, NE

    How many of you actually change your vote because some celebrity endorses a candidate? Are you so incapable of making up your own mind that someone else has to do it for you?

    November 28, 2007 12:46 am at 12:46 am |
  18. Jenssen Vanderbilt illinois

    unless you are as old as dirt this means nothing. nobody cares about babs or streisand or whatever she is called. A legend? not hardly even only being 35 I have never cared about her songs or anything else, to half of the voting population she is only a name that a lot of people used to know.

    November 28, 2007 12:50 am at 12:50 am |
  19. Olivia - San Antonio - Texas

    IN A WORD? INTEGRITY…Oprah's got it in aces?! I beg to differ. Oprah lost her integrity when she started to play this game. And, we all know what game that is. You can't compare Oprah to Barbara – there is no comparsion. So it goes w/out saying that "Oprah is NO Barbara."

    November 28, 2007 06:52 am at 6:52 am |
  20. Ryan Indianapolis

    How is this news?????Oh yea CNN seems to think that idiotic uneducated backstabbing traitors are somehow important endorsements....CNN you partisian ways are so transparent.

    November 28, 2007 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  21. Mary, Beaver, PA

    Streisand supporting Clinton. What a surprise. The only ones who will be impressed by this are other left-wingers. Barb, you can sing, but your politics stink, and they always have.

    November 28, 2007 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  22. Tom - Dedham, Mass

    I will take great solace knowing that my one vote cancels out this over blown and overrated diva's vote.

    How did those $500 and $1000 tickets sell your last tour (the ones for the "common folk")?

    Say goodnight and goodbye "babs".

    November 28, 2007 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  23. Dorian, Brentwood, CA

    Streisand trumps Oprah; Hillary trumps Obama. Two bright, talented women as opposed to an empty-suit and a TV talk show hostess.

    November 28, 2007 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  24. pam Eugene. OR

    Wasn't she popular back in the 70's. I think she was the one with the big nose, the big mouth and the pretty voice.
    I do not think this should be war of the endorements but if it is, Obama scored big time. Hillary,um not so much!

    November 28, 2007 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
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