You know them, the celebrities who try to be more than just a pretty face by campaigning for a cause or a politician. Sometimes it seems very noble, like George Clooney and his dad getting themselves arrested in Sudan to draw national attention to the genocide and human rights violations happening in that country.
Other times, the connections can seem sort of forced. Clint Eastwood is now notorious for speaking to an empty chair at the RNC. Scarlett Johansson spoke at the DNC about why young women should vote (video above). How about Kal Penn being written off the hit TV show House in order to work in a pretty important job in the Obama campaign?
The big names bring publicity, but to many, this feels sort of odd.
What do you think? Are celebrities enriching the electoral process for you, or detracting from the important political voices?