Video: Steve Martin endorses candidate in very Steve Martin way

posted at 5:21 pm on October 5, 2012 by Allahpundit

To cleanse the palate, don’t let the fact that he’s endorsing a Democrat stop you from enjoying this. Three reasons why. One: You like Steve Martin. Everyone likes Steve Martin. C’mon. Two: How often is a celebrity endorsement entertaining rather than obnoxious? If you’re going to take the “my opinion matters because I make movies” approach, at least reward my investment of time in your shpiel with some amusement. Done and done here. Three: His candidate of choice, Bob Kerrey, is predictably getting crushed in the Nebraska polls by GOP nominee Deb Fischer. Anything could happen, I guess, but right now Kerrey’s trailing by ~15 points while Larry Sabato has the race as a likely Republican pick-up, the only one in the country outside of Ted Cruz’s bid in Texas to merit that rating without an incumbent on the ticket. Not even Steve Martin circa 1978 could save this guy.

Exit question: Time to counter the Martin endorsement with a Bill Murray endorsement? Quote: “I think we ought to be personally responsible.”


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Hah! Obnoxious celebrity, your fame has no gravitas in politics.

jake49 on October 5, 2012 at 5:25 PM

I support Kerry because she hates these cans! Stay away from the cans!

BobMbx on October 5, 2012 at 5:27 PM

Well at least it wasn’t obnoxious.

trapeze on October 5, 2012 at 5:27 PM

Lame… Seriously, that was I can’t believe I wasted 2 minutes watching lame.

jasetaro on October 5, 2012 at 5:27 PM

Cute.

ooonaughtykitty on October 5, 2012 at 5:27 PM

You know with a solid, fact and reason based argument like “he care about the people of Nebraska”, it has to be a Democrat.

Glenn Jericho on October 5, 2012 at 5:28 PM

His tweets are absolutely hilarious.

pambi on October 5, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Sadly, even Steve Martin couldn’t follow his teleprompter talking points, and rambling on about paper.

faraway on October 5, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Well it did turn out to be obnoxious :(

burrata on October 5, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Kinda’ cute.

I would have liked it less if Kerry had a chance in the state of my birth…this time.

cozmo on October 5, 2012 at 5:30 PM

The last SM movie I watched was Roxanne, the year it came out. I haven’t done a Jerry Lewis wanna be since.

Limerick on October 5, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Not funny, just irritating and stupid – Martin has passed his expiration date.

Pork-Chop on October 5, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Meh.

lowandslow on October 5, 2012 at 5:31 PM

He didn’t love the people of Nebraska enough to live anywhere near them for the last several years.

RBMN on October 5, 2012 at 5:31 PM

OT I’m watching the Braves vs Cards game on TBS (a national channel) and just saw an Obama ad attacking Romney on a company Bain invested in that had “sweatshop” practices. “Mitt Romney, tough on China? No way.”

Maybe a Romney one will come on soon

Donald Draper on October 5, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Meh

jimver on October 5, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Sad. I lost 2 minutes that I’ll never get back and I’m wasting even more time typing in this comment.

MrX on October 5, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Sad. Love his comedy and his music. But he can cram that wad of paper up with the rest of his politics.

rayra on October 5, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Made me think of the Phil Hartman “anal retentive” skits. Points for not being same old same old, but I’m rooting for the republican!

tj4osu on October 5, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Donald Draper on October 5, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Well, golly. Take Meg Ryan and Madonna to the shed!

Limerick on October 5, 2012 at 5:33 PM

But it is true that he hasn’t had a funny movie come out since Bowfinger. I suppose that goes for Eddie Murphy, too.

trapeze on October 5, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Meh.

lowandslow on October 5, 2012 at 5:31 PM

didn’t see your ‘post’ till now :)..

jimver on October 5, 2012 at 5:33 PM

I tried to enjoy it, I just couldn’t. He supports democrats who are selling this country down the river. Maybe he just doesn’t understand that.

darwin on October 5, 2012 at 5:33 PM

This doesn’t make up for the Pink Panther.

Ronnie on October 5, 2012 at 5:34 PM

I support Kerry because she hates these cans! Stay away from the cans!

BobMbx on October 5, 2012 at 5:27 PM

Steve Martin was born a poor black child.

Now, either he is a racist, or he is qualified to be a candidate for Senator from Massachusetts.

turfmann on October 5, 2012 at 5:35 PM

“One: You like Steve Martin. Everyone likes Steve Martin. C’mon.” Ummmm.. no. I can’t think of a single good movie he’s ever made.

Intrepid767 on October 5, 2012 at 5:36 PM

I got to 1:35. Does it get funny after that, or more of the same?

Dead Hand Control on October 5, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Steve Martin — yet another way overrated extravert thespian who gave/gives curious college frat boys semis.

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FlatFoot on October 5, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Yes, indeed, that’s exactly how Democrats apply government to free market solutions. Thirty extra unnecessary steps in making a wad of paper.

I hope he complied with all the regulations along the way.

John the Libertarian on October 5, 2012 at 5:38 PM

What a jerk!

faraway on October 5, 2012 at 5:39 PM

He is a silly man.

paratisi on October 5, 2012 at 5:39 PM

“One: You like Steve Martin. Everyone likes Steve Martin. C’mon.” Ummmm.. no. I can’t think of a single good movie he’s ever made.

Intrepid767 on October 5, 2012 at 5:36 PM

OK, maybe Planes Trains and Automobiles.

Ronnie on October 5, 2012 at 5:39 PM

AP, you need to add in the clip of Steve Martin’s SNL skit on “Don’t Buy Stuff You Cannot Afford”. It’s on NBC’s site, here.

jodisue on October 5, 2012 at 5:39 PM

I can’t think of a single good movie he’s ever made.

Intrepid767 on October 5, 2012 at 5:36 PM

A Simple Twist of Fate.

cozmo on October 5, 2012 at 5:39 PM

The funniest guy that never makes you laugh

longfeet on October 5, 2012 at 5:39 PM

To cleanse the palate, don’t let the fact that he’s endorsing a Democrat stop you from enjoying this.

It invariably does. I can’t respect anyone who is stupid enough to endorse a Democrat.

Three reasons why. One: You like Steve Martin. Everyone likes Steve Martin. C’mon.

No, they don’t. I can’t recall anything he did that was actually funny.

In fact, I wasn’t aware that he was still alive.

Cody1991 on October 5, 2012 at 5:39 PM

That was awful.

redridinghood on October 5, 2012 at 5:40 PM

He didn’t build that wad of paper.

Also, the ad’s quite fitting, Kerry can be a real jerk wad.

TXUS on October 5, 2012 at 5:40 PM

I tried to enjoy it, I just couldn’t. He supports democrats who are selling this country down the river. Maybe he just doesn’t understand that.

darwin on October 5, 2012 at 5:33 PM

This is what saddens me. Celebrities I have liked that don’t seem to understand how the America THEY grew up in is being dismantled by the politicians THEY like. It takes the enjoyment I used to feel when watching their movies to the point where I can’t watch them anymore, knowing what they are supporting.

Sterling Holobyte on October 5, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Who was the guy asking us to vote for Kerry? The one holding the signs? Who’s asking?

jaime on October 5, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Heh, cute.

Mary Katharine Ham on October 5, 2012 at 5:41 PM

OT I’m watching the Braves vs Cards game on TBS (a national channel)

Donald Draper on October 5, 2012 at 5:31 PM

David Ross in for McCann… Home run!

faraway on October 5, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Isn’t this an anti-endorsement?

He’s saying that he’s totally incompetent, but respect my opinion anyways?

Intrepid767 on October 5, 2012 at 5:36 PM

What?

The Jerk
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Almost everything he’s in?

lorien1973 on October 5, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Well it could be taken as backhanded support. I mean, are you going to consider him your home crafts authority? So you probably aren’t going to consider the candidate either. I think he got the libs to say “cool, steve martin likes us” while sending them an “F you” that goes over their heads.

MechanicalBill on October 5, 2012 at 5:43 PM

He’s a good Democrat, he’s demonstrating the federal government’s guidelines on making a wad of paper. It’s going to become mandatory after the election.

obladioblada on October 5, 2012 at 5:43 PM

The funniest guy that never makes you laugh

longfeet on October 5, 2012 at 5:39 PM

The only thing Martin ever did that was any good was Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. And that was what, 25 years ago?

jaime on October 5, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Voting for a democrat makes as much sense as Martin’s craft project.

hepcat on October 5, 2012 at 5:43 PM

You guys are a tough crowd…

“To cleanse the palate…”

Palate…

… cleansed.

Thanks AP…

Seven Percent Solution on October 5, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Nope. Not doing it. There is no amount of humor that can make someone doing something so utterly mindless (endorsing Obama) worth my time.

CycloneCDB on October 5, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Three reasons why. One: You like Steve Martin. Everyone likes Steve Martin. C’mon.

noooooo!….I think there maybe a lot of… “used too like”!…I know I’m one!

KOOLAID2 on October 5, 2012 at 5:44 PM

AP reminds us once again of why he is the worst pundit in the Conservative blogosphere. That wasn’t funny or interesting in any way.

echosyst on October 5, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Heh, cute.

Mary Katharine Ham on October 5, 2012 at 5:41 PM

When are you coming back to WMAL on the morning show?

BobMbx on October 5, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Wait, wait, guys….

Maybe he’s just being ironic.

faraway on October 5, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Well done but how many trees were killed to make this endorsement?

Kingfisher on October 5, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Typical lib entertainer. Thinks that since he’s good at his craft, he’s good at picking winners in politics.

GarandFan on October 5, 2012 at 5:45 PM

lorien1973 on October 5, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Same thought I had (and posted right after) :D.

and “The Jerk” was awesome.

MechanicalBill on October 5, 2012 at 5:45 PM

I’ll pass.

Bmore on October 5, 2012 at 5:46 PM

may you be with andy griffith soon.

renalin on October 5, 2012 at 5:46 PM

He was funny on SNL, the Jerk and his old albums but this was pretty lame. Sorry AP, that was a waste of 2 minutes even without the political BS.

jnelchef on October 5, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Effective political endorsement is not his special purpose.

86 on October 5, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Same thought I had (and posted right after) :D.

and “The Jerk” was awesome.

MechanicalBill on October 5, 2012 at 5:45 PM

I thought his performance in Dr. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band was Oscar-worthy.

BobMbx on October 5, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Two: How often is a celebrity endorsement entertaining rather than obnoxious? If you’re going to take the “my opinion matters because I make movies” approach, at least reward my investment of time in your shpiel with some amusement. Done and done here.

Failed and failed. Slow news day?

NotCoach on October 5, 2012 at 5:48 PM

If Steve Martin made this exact same video endorsing a conservative, you’d all be fellating him as the greatest comic ever born.

SnarkVader on October 5, 2012 at 5:48 PM

The funniest guy that never makes you laugh

longfeet on October 5, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Wish I had said that.

Cleombrotus on October 5, 2012 at 5:48 PM

I’m puzzled.

How many people wait around to see what the actors and comedians of the world think before deciding on a candidate?

Apparently these folks believe it is critical to inform everyone of their choice for President. As if it had some relevance. To anything.

What exactly is it about being an actor, or being funny, that makes one’s opinion about politics particularly insightful and valuable to the wavering voter?

All another way of saying, WTF cares?

IndieDogg on October 5, 2012 at 5:49 PM

may you be with andy griffith soon.

renalin on October 5, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Leave the death wishes; burning effigies to people they hate; death panels, etc to the democrats.

Sterling Holobyte on October 5, 2012 at 5:49 PM

If Steve Martin made this exact same video endorsing a conservative, you’d all be fellating him as the greatest comic ever born.

SnarkVader on October 5, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Of course.

faraway on October 5, 2012 at 5:50 PM

He didn’t love the people of Nebraska enough to live anywhere near them for the last several years.
RBMN on October 5, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Thank God for that. We don’t miss him.

NebCon on October 5, 2012 at 5:51 PM

may you be with andy griffith soon.

renalin on October 5, 2012 at 5:46 PM

What a scumbag you are.

You are as bad as the scumbags that want to see the families of others destroyed.

cozmo on October 5, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Sterling Holobyte on October 5, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Can’t imagine Andy’s in that bad of a place.

Cleombrotus on October 5, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Kerry lost his gig as president of The New School (small liberal, very liberal, arts college) in New York City. Poor fella, if he doesn’t get elected, he’ll have to stay in Nebraska.

Decent guy, but still a lib.

iurockhead on October 5, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Nope. Not doing it. There is no amount of humor that can make someone doing something so utterly mindless (endorsing Obama) worth my time.

CycloneCDB on October 5, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Out of deference to AP, I changed my mind and watched it.

Remind me no tto defer to AP next time.

Not funny. Not the least bit of a thoughtful endorsement (“workable ideas” and “cares about the people of Nebraska”? Can you be more vague than that?)

AP – stop trying to give Libs credit. They don’t deserve it. The sooner we all realize that, the sooner we can get on with being serious about the country’s problems.

CycloneCDB on October 5, 2012 at 5:53 PM

If Steve Martin made this exact same video endorsing a conservative, you’d all be fellating him as the greatest comic ever born.

SnarkVader on October 5, 2012 at 5:48 PM

No we wouldn’t. We may have more respect for him, and may state that opinion.

I think it is the “respect” part that you may confuse with the “glorifying idol worship” that the dems practice. …Along with the casual oral sex.

Sterling Holobyte on October 5, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Looks like we’re going to need to go to the Green Room if we actually want a taste of what’s really going on in the world instead of goofy YouTube video’s ‘to cleanse the palate’ of other goofy going-on’s and cover posts for Democrat opponents.

That is — if you just can’t tear your self away from

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FlatFoot on October 5, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Well, now I have a wad of paper.

BKeyser on October 5, 2012 at 5:55 PM

“How To Fold Soup” was funny — 30 years ago.

But this was just stupid and lame. A six-year-old could have written this.

logis on October 5, 2012 at 5:56 PM

Your typical Liberal voters

Ugly on October 5, 2012 at 5:56 PM

I guess you had to be there.

Curtiss on October 5, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Navin R. Johnson. I see he is still a jerk.

Brat on October 5, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Steve Martin… Getting Small

fistbump on October 5, 2012 at 6:01 PM

I used to like Steve Martin. Oh well.
Allah, don’t post any more of these. Netflix has a limited selection and you are further limiting it.

BoxHead1 on October 5, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Clearly, he is just jealous of Clint.

earlgrey133 on October 5, 2012 at 6:04 PM

What exactly is it about being an actor, or being funny, that makes one’s opinion about politics particularly insightful and valuable to the wavering voter?

IndieDogg on October 5, 2012 at 5:49 PM

You have to remember the environment that successful actors live in. I remember watching the Tonight Show(with Johnny Carson), watching some actor go on and on about his life and times, to the applause and laughter of the audience, and wondering why are celebrities viewed almost as demi-gods by their fans, and why do they hang on their every word, when they are just people like you and me; they just happen to play-act in front of a camera?!

So in answer to your question, actors are used to the hero-worship and accolades(how many awards programs are there where actors pat themselves on the back?!) and the applause for what they do. It makes them feel important and better than average, and so they must want to share their “greatness”(I mean, they must be great, look at how they are treated by people) with the world.

Does this remind you of anyone, btw? Someone who, without the applause and accolades he usually gets when he speaks, was seemingly lost and disjointed when he was in a forum where said applause was not allowed?!

Sterling Holobyte on October 5, 2012 at 6:07 PM

I used to love this guy, back when he had the arrow on his head and loved, “The Jerk”.

Speaking of jerk, did you notice Obozo using the word jerk in the debate, i.e., “You can be sure we aren’t going to jerk you around.”

UGH! Such an embarrassment, it makes me ill seeing those morons show up and clapping for this ghetto grifter.

Typicalwhitewoman on October 5, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Outstanding endorsement video. And Bob Kerrey is a fantastic guy, though sadly he remains a Democrat.

Democrats, as many here already know, are evil.

I’m having some cognitive dissonance problems. But that’s OK, because I don’t live in Nebraska. Neither, by the way, does Bob Kerrey (his wife refuses to even visit Nebraska, which is shortsighted since it’s a beautiful state), and that might also limit Kerrey’s appeal.

MTF on October 5, 2012 at 6:08 PM

You like Steve Martin. Everyone likes Steve Martin. C’mon.

Exactly.

And I’d like to keep it that way.

Pass.

Tim_CA on October 5, 2012 at 6:11 PM

My opinion has nothing to do with who he supposedly endorsed (that was an odd endorsement)…it simply wasn’t funny at all. Sorta cute possibly, but not funny and at over 2 minutes and utterly pointless endeavor.

He was funny on SNL over 30 years ago, but I went through his IMDB and he literally hasn’t had a good funny film in over 20 years…He was good in films many moons ago…Planes,Trains…Father of the Bride and Leap of Faith but he was always the selfish A-hole.

jaygatz33 on October 5, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Lame… Seriously, that was I can’t believe I wasted 2 minutes watching lame.

jasetaro on October 5, 2012 at 5:27 PM

Thirty seconds.

No, not everyone likes Steve Martin.

davidk on October 5, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Everyone likes Steve Martin

I’ve never liked Steve Martin. IMHO, he is grossly overrated as a comedian.

theotherone on October 5, 2012 at 6:13 PM

Hey, at least he hasn’t endorsed Obagman yet, so far as I know…

Mary in LA on October 5, 2012 at 6:16 PM

echosyst on October 5, 2012 at 5:44 PM

There are other blogs out there, y’know. I assume there’s no one holding a gun to your head making you read this one.

On the other hand, if you’re serious and you really do want to see your particular point of view reflected more on this particular blog, you might try writing something for the Green Room. If you have any decent writing skills, they’d probably give you a fair shake.

Mary in LA on October 5, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Above goes for you, too, FlatFoot.

Mary in LA on October 5, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Steve Martin is a fantabulous author. The Pleasure of My Company is the best novel I’ve read this year.

Slade73 on October 5, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Larry Sabato has the race as a likely Republican pick-up, the only one in the country outside of Ted Cruz’s bid in Texas to merit that rating without an incumbent on the ticket.

Ted Cruz in TX will be a Republican hold, not a pickup. Kay Bailey Hutchison currently has that seat.

J.S.K. on October 5, 2012 at 6:21 PM

Irrelevant

flameofjudah on October 5, 2012 at 6:21 PM

…because he cares…..

So said the tyrant.

/

Zzzzzzzzzzz

CW on October 5, 2012 at 6:25 PM

I love people who are so insecure in their personal prefences
that they use the weak (very weak ) rejoinder of everybody likes or who doesn’t like X. I can’t believe you people listen to such a ewe!

rik on October 5, 2012 at 6:29 PM

Ted Cruz in TX will be a Republican hold, not a pickup. Kay Bailey Hutchison currently has that seat.

J.S.K. on October 5, 2012 at 6:21 PM

If you don’t understand replacing hutch with cruz is a pickup, I got one word for you. READ

rik on October 5, 2012 at 6:32 PM

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