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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I for one congradulate Kelly for her stance. Sounds like she has done her homework as far as the canidates are concerned! Ron Paul is NOT a racist, in fact he is for freedom for all, if those mindless cant think for themselves would pull their head out of their TV and do some research for themselves they would see that. Under the last 4 presients, we as americans (ALL) have lost more rights and freedoms than any time in our history! The news is bias against Paul cause they are backed by the 1%. How can you want someone in office that will ruin what they have spent so much money on, TOTAL CONTROL! Wake up and start thinking for yourself and do your homework and realize he is the best hope for america right now! If I was a foriegner looking in, I would want someone who wants peace and is not for world domination! Guess his policies make too much logic for some people to get their little minds around it! RIGHT ON KELLY AND GO RON PAUL!!!!

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Ron Paul is the only candidate who makes absolute sense on important topics. When people believe what the media has to dig up from the past in order to make any candidates chances negative, then the people are idiots. Believe what you feel is the truth, research it if you have to, but don't rely on the media. The are out to make money and sell papers. Listen to the candidates and you decide as an intelligent American and base your vote on what you believe to be the honest truth. Don't let others tell you what to think or do. Ms. Clarkson has obviously found the truth and give her credit for expressing her freedom.

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as usual there is always some ignorant people that are against Ron Paul on the basis of a misunderstanding due to low intellect!

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Ron Paul is a despicable Neo-Nazi scumbag. Kelly Clarkson just lost me as a fan!

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You know a media zombie when you see this...... "“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. Notice they "hear" things about people. They dont actaully look into them themselves. If Ron Paul is so racist why did he delivery babies FOR FREE to minorities? Why does he have a yearly food drive for minorities? Why is he a leading voice on racial descrimination in our justice system? Why does he want to pardon all non violent drug offenders? To help white people? LOL you TV sheep believe ANYTHING a sound bite tells you. Get well soon!

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I just dont understand why people are fighting her for what HER beliefs are. We live in America where we have freedom of speech, and we are also able to have our own opinions regardless of what they are. If thats who she supports why the hell is that any difference to us?

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sorry mac but all that means is hes against having a baby killed, and i cant stand how you people think that is ok. Ron paul will be better than any of the rest, including that pos obama

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Way to go Kelly! Hold firm to your beliefs. Those that try to attack you are ignornant of the issues and Dr. Pauls values. They are zombies who just parrot what some talking head told them about Ron Paul instead of going to a rally or reading his website. I really applaud you for your courage to speak out!

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Kelly... you rock. I have new admiration for you. Go Ron Paul!!!!

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While I don't feel any differently about Kelly's music because of her politics (she's an amazing singer), she is dead wrong when she says that Ron Paul is about letting the people choose. That's inaccurate. He just signed the Right to Life "personhood" agreement, and if he came to power, women's reproductive "choice" would be in great danger.