President Obama's 2012 DNC Speech: Hollywood Reacts
Already one of his best sources of campaign cash, Hollywood offered President Obama plenty of public support on Twitter Thursday night.
Obama accepted the Democratic Party's nomination for president with a primetime address in Charlotte, and though the entertainment industry was celebrating itself at the MTV VMAs, attention shifted to politics in time for celebrities to weigh in on the speech.
By and large, the reaction was effusive in its praise, exclamation points and virtual nodding abundant. Here is a large sampling of Hollywood's in-the-moment commentary.
that is a speech to be remembered.— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) September 7, 2012
What a speech by @barackobama about moving America forward & creating new jobs.He is a different man from 4 yrs ago & even better.— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) September 7, 2012
a huge fundamental difference in beliefs & values between Pres. Obama & Romney You make the choice.— Janelle Monae (@JanelleMonae) September 7, 2012
Thank you Mr. President. I'll never forget that speech.— Adam Levine (@adamlevine) September 7, 2012
Barack and Michelle should get a sitter and spend the night at the Doubletree for room service and Prometheus on PPV.They earned it. #DNC— Adam McKay (@GhostPanther) September 7, 2012
Thank you mr president. What a remarkable and inspiring speech. Thank you.— moby (@thelittleidiot) September 7, 2012
Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) September 7, 2012
@barackobama should've threw the mic down after that speech! "good night bitches"!!!— marlon wayans (@MARLONLWAYANS) September 7, 2012
Ho. Ly. Shit... I have a hero & his name is Barack.— Wilson Bethel (@WilsonBethel) September 7, 2012
Yes we are blessed to live in this country and what a speech. #GodBlessAmerica— Andy Cohen (@BravoAndy) September 7, 2012
Eh, Romney's a better speaker. #dnc— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) September 7, 2012
The President is Preaching!!!— Nick Cannon (@NickCannon) September 7, 2012
Mopping the floor with the GOP!Mr. Obama tells us what we need to know!— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) September 7, 2012
"I have changed....I'm no longer just a candidate -- I'm the President!" ~ President Obamathrows down the mike!— Sherri Shepherd (@SherriEShepherd) September 7, 2012
I am loyal to principle not party. But this choice - inequality and shattered social services versus recovery - should make us all partisan.— Ronan Farrow (@RonanFarrow) September 7, 2012
"Honey, get in here! The chair's on TV and it's yelling!" -- Clint Eastwood, right now— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) September 7, 2012