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And the hits keep on coming: following on the news that Oprah Winfrey will campaign for Sen. Barack Obama, the Clinton campaign counterpunched with a leading lady of its own: Barbra Streisand is endorsing Sen. Hillary Clinton, the campaign announced.

"Madame President of the United States...it's an extraordinary thought," Streisand said in a statement. She, of course, was renowned for her close relationship with former Pres. Bill Clinton, who is also campaigning for his wife in Iowa today.

--Anne E. Kornblut

By Washington Post editors  |  November 27, 2007; 1:34 PM ET
 
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Another good reason not to support Hillary!! There are so many to choose from! tjhcruisn

Posted by: jan.hancock | November 28, 2007 4:38 PM | Report abuse

Remember that endorsements no mater how they are perceived, do not determine the ultimate outcome of our elections. Does anyone remember what kinds of endorsements Howard Dean got? How far did they get him? - Not very far obviously. When you come to think of it, I don't think that Oprah's endorsement of and/or campaigning for Obama, or Streisand's endorsement of Hillary is of no particular bearing, because though both celebrities bring to these candidates no particular experience foreign or domestic.

The media has a funny way of distracting the American public. I think though these candidates would earn whatever momentum they achieve in the race for the democratic nomination.

Posted by: sncentie | November 28, 2007 1:42 PM | Report abuse

ManUnitdFan:"Streisand endorsing Hillary, however, isn't particularly relevant at all."

Of course. Anne knows this, too. She's trying to be funny, or entertaining, or something. Anne Kornblut has decided this presidential campaign coverage need not inform us as long as it entertains Anne Kornblut. It's sickening. What I don't get is why her editors are going along with it. Is there really no sense of responsibility and professionalism left in this gang of snarky children the Post has inflicted on us?

Posted by: zukermand | November 28, 2007 10:01 AM | Report abuse

Not sure American voters are not looking for a celebrity or talk show side kick to lead them.

Who is more valuable: Bill to Hillary Clinton or Oprah to Barack Obama?

http://www.youpolls.com/details.asp?pid=1102


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Posted by: PollM | November 27, 2007 6:50 PM | Report abuse

dj, how did bushco stand up? by invading a country that did nothing to bomb us , but making sure his saudi friend (almost all the bombers were saudi's ) kept getting US money.. ?

geez

Posted by: newagent99 | November 27, 2007 6:15 PM | Report abuse

can hillary say what she would do if they bombed us if she was in office i mean the terrorist would she just forget it like bill did our would she stand up like bush did

Posted by: djpeters_5 | November 27, 2007 5:14 PM | Report abuse

The endorsement of Obama by Oprah was relevant because of her enormous media empire and her ability to influence American women. Streisand endorsing Hillary, however, isn't particularly relevant at all. Streisand carries little sway - and my guess is that people who would be swayed by such an endorsement were probably voting for Hillary anyway.

Posted by: ManUnitdFan | November 27, 2007 2:25 PM | Report abuse

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