Bernie Sanders gets more celeb support than Joe Biden as they slug it out on Super Tuesday in White House bid
Prominent Hollywood personalities appeared to be split between socialist Bernie Sanders and former VP Joe Biden over which Democratic candidate to support for president on Super Tuesday. Tinseltown celebrities urged their millions of social media followers to vote for their favorite candidates on Tuesday. Vermont Senator Sanders seems to have attracted the most number of supporters among wealthy Hollywood elites, many of whom hit the road to canvass for the socialist candidate, Breitbart reports.
Actor John Cusack tweeted Paul Newman’s climactic courtroom scene from the 1982 movie 'The Verdict' to show his support for Sanders. "Come on people Super Tuesday - watch this - you know what to do - tomorrow you are the law - act with justice -vote @BernieSanders," he wrote.
Meanwhile, Nick Offerman posed with an "I voted" sticker on his nose in a photo that he captioned with the hashtag #VoteWarren. "I wanted to be a winner so I geared up and went to Pawnee to vote#VoteWarren," he wrote.
Actor-comedian Rob Delaney asked his followers to vote for Sanders so that “democratic socialism" could become a "reality" in the United States.
"If you’ve already voted for @BernieSanders & need another #hit to “chase the dragon” of making democratic socialism a reality, join me as a member of @DemSocialists today," he wrote, adding a link to join the Democratic Socialists America.
Avengers star Mark Ruffalo also praised Sanders in a video saying he “will make an excellent and historic president.” “He is the original progressive," he said of the Vermont senator. Daryl Hannah went so far as to claim that a vote for Sanders represents “a chance to make real progress in environmental, racial, criminal, and economic justice.”
Anti-Trump singer Cher threw her support behind Joe Biden, saying he's "the man for the job" and that "sink or swim, I’m with him.” The former vice president also gained the support of actor-director Rob Reiner, who wrote the candidate will be instrumental in protecting democracy and the environment.
"If we want to protect our Democracy, if we want to protect our environment, if we want to rid our Republic of the Criminal in the White House, cast your vote today for the next President of the United States, Joe Biden," he said.
SNL star Alec Baldwin tweeted his support for Biden saying President Trump prefers running against Sen. Sanders because he's "pissing in his madras pants in fear of Biden.” Biden also won the support of Glee actress Jane Lynch, who tweeted, "@JoeBiden in the WH.”
But actress Bette Midler went against the fray on Super Tuesday and said she was supporting Mike Bloomberg, citing his successful tenure as mayor of New York following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. "Rail at me all you want, but I saw New York City go from being down on its knees to standing upright and proud after 9-11. It was a long haul, tough; not without mistakes, but he got it done," she wrote.
However, most celebrities appeared to prefer Sanders over the other candidates. Cynthia Nixon said he will “guarantee healthcare for all” and “tackle the climate crisis” by taxing the super-wealthy. Nixon joined Susan Sarandon to travel with the Sanders campaign and used their star power to energize his base.
However, actor Michael Ian Black said he was still “rooting for Elizabeth Warren,” although he noted he lives in Connecticut, which is not a Super Tuesday state. As for actress Mia Farrow, she said she backs Biden but would support Sanders if he became the party's nominee. For her, it was mostly about getting Trump out of office.
“We Must oust Trump,” Farrow tweeted on Tuesday.