Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Drew Carey Hosted a Fundraiser For Gary Johnson

Drew Carey has been a long time vocal Libertarian but when he hosted a fundraiser at his home in support of Gary Johnson, he took a big leap forward in his involvement. Carey spoke out against Trump, "I don’t know what America he’s living in but he’s crazy.” When Johnson addressed the crowd later, he echoed Carey’s sentiments by asking, “What country is he talking about?”

Johnson said that Carey is one of the several celebrities who have expressed their support for him, even if many are not yet willing to do so publicly. Johnson had just arrived on the West Coast from Cleveland, where he said he spent the week giving over 70 interviews and had upwards of 500 people come up to him to pledge their support, including some delegates who were decked out in Trump gear. He is still holding out for the type of game-changing endorsement that could launch him beyond the 15 percent threshold in polls and put him on the general election debate stage.

Carey was initially approached by the Johnson campaign to host a fundraiser at a bar or restaurant in Los Angeles. But instead, he offered to do it at his home in the Hollywood Hills. “I throw a good party,” he said. The comedian spent the evening strolling the grounds, mingling with guests and pulling out his signature black-framed glasses only for selfies.

As for why Carey supports Johnson, he said, “I don’t need a national daddy or mommy.” Like Johnson, Carey would not say which of the two major candidates he believes would be worse for the country. Asked who the “lesser of two evils” is between Clinton and Trump, he replied, simply, “Gary Johnson.”

“I don’t give a fuck,” Carey says, bluntly. “If your person doesn’t get enough votes, you lose. I don’t want to hear it. There are more than two choices and you are allowed to vote for whoever you want. This is America. If you can’t get the votes to win, tough shit.”

I'm glad to have you on our team Drew!