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(CNN) - Scarlett Johansson, it appears, has a crush on Barack Obama.
The Golden Globe-nominated actress, who has long been an Obama supporter, told the Politico on Tuesday she often e-mails the Illinois senator and is amazed he takes the time to write back.
“You’d imagine that someone like the senator who is constantly traveling and constantly ‘on’ — how can he return these personal e-mails?” she told Politico. “But he does, and in his off-time I know he also calls people who have donated the minimum to thank them. Nobody sees it, nobody talks about it, but it’s incredible.”
“I feel like I’m supporting someone, and having a personal dialogue with them, and it’s amazing," Johansson said.
Specifically, Johansson said she e-mailed Obama following the last Democratic debate in Pennsylvania, after which the moderators were criticized for focusing on trivial issues instead of more pressing matters. The Hollywood starlet said she wrote Obama to congratulate him for "holding his ground."
Watch Obama criticize the final debate
Johansson, who has previously joked she is engaged to the presumptive Democratic nominee, is one of Obama's more vocal supporters in Hollywood, having hosted prominent fundraisers on his behalf and taking a starring role in the Emmy-nominated "Yes We Can" video that's racked up millions of hits on YouTube.
The 23-year-old actress told the Politico she first met Obama at a private fundraising event last year, but has since met up with him several times on the campaign trail. She says she is approaching campaigning for him the same way she campaigns for other causes she believes in.
"I’m hoping to raise awareness,” she said. “I’m not telling people who to vote for, and I don’t expect that if I did it would swing votes. At least, I hope not. What I want to do is raise awareness of Obama and his policies, and share my own story of how I became involved in his campaign. Perhaps, if they’re a fan, my story might entice them to learn or spark their interest some other way. If I can answer questions or direct people to a website where they can get more information, that’s how I can help.”
Pardon me while I vomit...
Hey CNN ask Donna how come the DNC will not let people unsubscribe???????????????????
Gee...I too am amazed that Obama would respond to an email from A STAR! Get a life moron.
Is it any surprise that ANOTHER HOLLYWOOD STAR
lame..... not gonna help us get rid of the 'rock star' thing... and that's not gonna help in the general
thanks for the stupid article
Now this is real news, CNN. Another Hollywood liberal in love with a Dem. Way to go CNN.
This woman is a moron. To be surprised that Obama (or actually a campaign intern) takes the time to respond to an email from a Hollywood star is amazing and shows you how dumb she is.
She probably is hoping for a "private tour" once he's elected.
She's a smart young lady.
She knows that McCain will work to outlaw abortion.
While I appreciate Johansson's support, this is not newsworthy.
On a side note – Scarlett Johansson is overrated. Jessica Alba has her beat hands downs.
Can we please talk about news, and not celebrities?
SHE'S YOUNG AND LOST TOO. MAYBE HE WILL DO A SCREEN PLAY WITH YOU. THIS COUNTRY OF YOUNG PEOPLE IS OUR FUTURE .GOD HELP US ALL.
*sigh* she is so dreamy!
Not news. Although it is nice that Obama calls supporters in his free time – that is pretty cool.
Obama is a different kind of politician. He has a good heart and brilliant mind. Very rare these days for a politician to have both those qualities.
He will be one of best leaders we will ever see. Hope the American people can put their ideological biases and vote for someone who can truly bring us all out of the 20th century.
just one more rocket scientist voting for Obama.
Few men wouldn't respond if Scarlett Johansson emailed them 🙂
Yeah, she emails me too
As an Illinois resident I know how he has time to do these things – by not doing the job he was elected for.
Oh please. Of course he's going to communicate with the lovely Scarlett Johansson. And she thinks it's because he communicates with everyone! Give me a break. He ignores people all the time. I've seen it and I've read about it on blogs. He just knows how to play the media game and boy does he have you guys snowed.
You go girl!. Obama is going to be the President of the people, for the people and by the people. That's humility.
CNN – and this is news we care about?