Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Whose Political Endorsement Matters More, Superdelegates or Heidi?

It was announced today that the Democratic National Committee is taking big steps to get Florida and Michigan their delegate seats and allow them to participate in this year’s presidential primary, but no one cares. If this goes through, the almost 300 delegates will have a huge say in who the Democratic nominee will be, but no one cares.

In other news, Heidi Montag, famous from MTV’s The Hills today announced that not only is she a Republican (a rare find in Hollywood), but she also is endorsing assumed Republican nominee John McCain. Heidi is not a superdelegate, she’s not even a college graduate, yet her endorsement has been the story in politics all day. Every celebrity news media from Perez Hilton to Access Hollywood has reported about it. Even more surprising, well respected media such as TIME and the Los Angeles Times are weighing in on the endorsement.

Even the big shot himself acknowledged his new young endorsement. When asked, McCain said, “I’m honored to have Heidi’s support and I want to assure her that I never miss an episode of 'The Hills,' especially since the new season started.”

Now here is my question: Will Heidi’s endorsement have any effect on how youth look at McCain? He has been criticized several times about being too out of touch with the younger demographic, but The Hills star obviously disagrees. And now that McCain willingly admits to watching MTV’s most popular show, is he really as out of touch as people say?