Kelly Clarkson Endorses Ron Paul, Twitter War Erupts

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Original American Idol Kelly Clarkson made a surprise endorsement in the 2012 Republican presidential race last night, throwing her support behind Ron Paul.

This did not go over well with some fans.

“I love Ron Paul. I liked him a lot during the last republican nomination and no one gave him a chance,” she wrote of the candidate. “If he wins the nomination for the Republican party in 2012 he’s got my vote. Too bad he probably won’t.”

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Many of Clarkson’s 925,000 followers took issue with her support for the Texan, citing the alleged racism and homophobia of Paul's old newsletters.

“That’s because you willfully ignoring his voting record, his statements, interviews, newsletters, and policy positions,” one follower Tweeted at her.

“You are obviously living under a rock. I don’t even live in the United States and hear about his stupidity,” Tweeted another fan from abroad.

Clarkson tried to maintain calm, responding:  “I am about progress. Ron Paul is about letting people decide, not the government. I am for this.”

At that point, some came to her defense. “I love you girl,” one fan wrote. “If they dont love you over your political support, they dont love you!”

Clarkson continued to clarify her stance, noting in an extended tweet, “I am really sorry if I have offended anyone. Obviously that was not my intent."

"I do not support racism. I support gay rights, straight rights, women’s rights, men’s rights, white/black/purple/orange rights."

"I like Ron Paul because he believes in less government and letting the people (all of us) make the decisions and mold our country."

"That is all. Out of all of the Republican nominees, he’s my favorite.”

Some may question the wisdom of weighing in on such a topic at all, but to her credit, Clarkson kept her cool and didn’t waver from her stance.

Paul is currently battling Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Michele Bachmann, Rick Santorum and Rick Perry for the 2012 Republican nomination.

The Iowa caucuses kick off the primary season January 3.

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@ Just Me....Hardly. You didn't take ANYTHING of mine. You were led to think you'd had a hold of it, but you certainly didn't! You lost! Maybe you were "used" if anything, but that's it! Tough sh*t!

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I am and ALWAYS will be a republican. I scared you Splashnymph because I took what was yours. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

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Obama is a pragmatic progressive who know how to compromise & inspire people. Without the crazy republican obstructionism he would be one of America's BEST presidents. The republicans would rather destroy the country than see a black family in the whitehouse. They vote against things they once were for, they make veiled threats of violence, they lie to their idiot base, they disrespect the office of the presidency, etc., etc., because they see their world of race-based "birthright" threatened by black progressive (conservative progressive) as commander in chief. It's just not supposed to be that way, right??!!

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Ron Paul (& Kelly) are part of a "states rights" movement which is just a cover for white seperatism. That's all that amounts to, along with the fact that he's against the civil rights act of 1964. He's basically backs segregation & white separatism & believes no one has constitutional rights to resist that. Add that to his old newsletters & you can see what the "kindly ol' doc" is really about. I say elect him, that way we can see if we've *really* made all this racial progress we're all patting ourselves on the back over. Lol!! You'd likely see the "whites only" signs go up faster than you can read them!

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Ron Paul is not a racist. Just the opposite, he calls racism a sin and believes that people should be judged on their merits as individuals. Austin NAACP President Nelson Linder, who has known Ron Paul for 20 years, has given Paul a ringing endorsement. Paul’s current campaign spokesman, Gary Howard, is black. The "racism" charge is a vicious orchestrated smear by people who hate Paul because of his antiwar positions. It's a shame Kelly Clarkson was exposed to that viciousness.

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i love kelly clarkson. she is smart. based on her nod, ill vote for ron paul. i took oprah's advice and look where THAT got us!

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Funny how people say electing Ron Paul will be setting this country back. That is exactly what we need or do you think electing Romney or Obama will make out of control spending and corruption in the financial markets go away? Yay for Kelly! A young person who is paying attention. Vote in your Republican Primary even if you haven't before.

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People need to know what is right. Ron Paul is the way to go.

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Kelly Clarkson can support whom ever she want. Should Ron Paul get elected (highly doubt it) we as a country would be taking over 50 years back in time. Again sooooo NOT a good choice!!!! There would be ALOT of people who support him will be very sorry in the " long" run should he becomes president.

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THE SOLUTION TO PAUL'S PAST PROBLEMS: MITT ROMNEY FOR PRESIDENT, 2012.

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