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Monday, August 18, 2008

Taylor Hicks to Appear at the Republican Convention?

According to the jaunted.com website, Taylor will be making an appearance in Minneapolis, MN at the Republican Convention. It's okay that we have differing political agendas. Some of you might have noticed my Obama banner at the right. (His guy is gonna lose in Nov!) Hehe! Then again, this might be just a networking opportunity for Taylor to play in front of a LOT of people. He's given indications in past interviews that he's 'purple' politically. Either way, if it's televised, I'll definitely be watching. And after I watch, I'll send a donation check to the Obama campaign. More information coming when available!

The Democratic National Convention will be held August 25-28, and we bet a lot of people would love to be there whether they support presumptive nominee Barack Obama or not. And stars are no exception: Gossips are predicting an unprecedented level of celeb sightings next week in Denver.

For some, the stop in Colorado is just another day on the job: Ed Norton has been working on a documentary about Obama, so of course he'll be there armed with a camera, and Ben Affleck will be joining a panel on international relations with former Secretary of State Madeline Albright. And the Black Eyed Peas (including "Yes We Can" songwriter will.i.am.) are headlining a gala for conventioneers who don't mind the screeches of Fergie.

Others, like
Scarlett Johansson, seem to be signing up just to hang out without any particular agenda. To no one's surprise, early Obama promoter Oprah will be in for the convention; she even rented a house in Denver instead of booking a block of rooms in a posh hotel.

Will there be any famous people left for the Labor-Day-adjoining Republican National Convention? Sure! Gretchen Wilson will perform and Patricia Heaton and Taylor Hicks are expected to make appearances in Minneapolis. And of course, there's always Ahhhnold!


taylorfan06 said...

I love the color purple

taylorfan06 said...

finally made first (and second)

taylorfan06 said...


- ok, i'll stop

Anonymous said...

Could Taylor be a part of the Creative Coalition which will be at both conventions? I found this at their website:

"WASHINGTON, DC (June 18, 2008) – The Creative Coalition announced today that it will host a series of events at both Presidential Nominating Conventions, including exclusive performances by some of the biggest headlining artists in music. Scheduled for the third night of each Convention, the benefit performances, presented by Target, promise to be the most sought after gala events of either week."
I don't know but it's a possibility.

Anonymous said...

I for one don't care which party Taylor prefers. Bring it on - I only hope we get to see him perform live at either convention!

Anonymous said...

Well...I think that Taylor is just awesome...and I don't care who he is for. I do believe he is a conservative and a republican. I am a republican...but, as we all know...we have the right to vote. Let's hope that we all go out there and vote...please. No matter who you want...just do it!

chris said...

I really hope this is only a part of the Creative Coalition. An up and coming star, declaring party affiliation, could halt a career before it gets off the ground.

I won't be watching the RNC no matter who is there, but I do like your idea, griz, about sending a donation to the Obama campaign.

Anonymous said...

Speculation - no one knows Taylor's preference. I think its better that way.

I did see a video right after Taylor won AI and he was asked if he thought he looked like Bill Clinton. Taylor said "yeah, he hears that alot." He also went on to say that BC was one of his most "favorite" presidents and that he (BC) was one of the greatest "politicians" of all time.
No argument with that one - BC was definitely a master politician.

Either way, I would love to see Taylor perform at either convention. Heck, I just want to see him perform ANYWHERE.


taylorfan06 said...

Screw the politics! Just gimme Taylor!!!

Anonymous said...

just because some blogger mentions his name doesn't mean it's true