The Afflecks & Damons give speeches for Obama

Political celebrities are officially out in full force. Two men whose names have often been bandied about as possible future politicians –Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, along with wife Jennifer Garner – gave speeches at a fundraiser for Barack Obama this weekend. The guys really do everything together. Both Matt and Ben are expecting their second children in the next few months. They support the same political causes. And I’m pretty damn sure that if you checked, they’re wearing the same underwear.

Their shared passions definitely benefited a good cause this weekend, as Ben, Jen, and Matt lent their star power to help raise money for Obama.

A pregnant Jennifer Garner gave a “witty, clever” speech supporting presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama at a fundraiser on Saturday night, People reported. Joined by husband Ben Affleck, as well as friends Matt Damon and wife Luciana, who’s also expecting, Garner reportedly gave the first speech at a $1,000-per-person VIP reception at club SET.

“She was very witty, clever and funny,” a SET source told People. “She was followed by her husband Ben, then Matt Damon. The men gave serious political speeches on how the country needs change.” The stars were reportedly in good spirits, drinking bottled water and mingling with guests. “They were all in great moods and very friendly to everyone,” another source told People.

Damon spoke to reporters outside of SET about his support for the Democratic candidate, saying that he’s for Obama “for a lot of reasons. But mostly because I don’t like the path this country’s on and if McCain is elected we’ll be continuing down that same path.” At least one of the famous couples may make an appearance at the Democratic National Convention later this month. “I’d like to,” Affleck told People.

[From Access Hollywood]

I love election season. Celebrities actually have something more interesting to talk about than Paris Hilton. Unless you’re John McCain, then Paris is about all you can come up with. Obama has a lot of celebrities in his corner, and that can be a positive or a negative, depending on how a politician plays it. I think he’s done a good job of being gracious towards them, but not overly courting them. So far he has yet to schmooze with Heidi Montag, as far as I can tell. And that’s pretty much the bottom of the barrel.

Here’s Ben and Jennifer arrive at LAX airport to catch a flight on Friday. Header image is an older file photo of Ben and Matt together in 2006. Images thanks to WENN.

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  1. Scott F. says:

    Yeah, because having Affleck campaign for you all over the country is a surefire way to win! After all, just look at all the good he did for John Kerry… wait.

  2. Kaiser says:

    Love them all. My goodness, Lucy must be ready to pop any day now. Poor girl. She should be at home with Matt hand-feeding her bon-bons.

  3. daisy424 says:

    Scott 🙂

    I saw the pictures on another site. Jennifer looks fantastic in her little black dress.

  4. Nouvel says:

    Awesome, way to go Matt and Damon. Let’s face it 01-20-08 will be Obama’s first day. We have to have change in this country. Bush’s administration has been the laughing stock to the entire world. OBAMA, OBAMA, OBAMA !!!!! Everyone who has their head on straight is going for OBAMA. It is just the truth.

  5. sam says:

    Yeah, ’cause their opinion matters so much…Who cares? Obama is an empty suit. Never Obama

  6. Tess says:

    Isn’t Obama already president of the world?

  7. daisy424 says:

    Two years in the U.S. Senate.
    Seven years in the Illinois Senate.
    He could use a little more experience.

  8. JMC says:

    He might not have as much experience, but at least he knows how to use the internet, unlike McCain, who publicly doubts the importance of the WWW.

  9. daisy424 says:

    Hmmm, experience or using the internet, that’s who I want with their finger on the button making decisions for me.

  10. Bob says:

    I wonder if William Goldman wrote their speech for them?

  11. Ethan says:

    It is a mistake to have celebrities “help” you.

    Especially Ben and Matt who have already proven to be “helpful” with Kerry.

    They come across as shallow and not the smartest.

    They lead an ostentatious life and you do not want that when you try to bring a new kind of leadership.

  12. Victoria says:

    I love Ben and Matt but I had my mind made up anyway. Another site said Obama has been consulting with Hilary Clinton in private off and on. I wonder if he is secretly thinking about choosing her as his vice-president? What a commotion that would cause. Has anyone else heard this?

  13. honey says:

    You people are blind if you believe for one minute that McInsane cares about you having a job vs. outsourcing to 3rd world cheaper countries, more more and more tax breaks for the oil companies, your parents and grandparents healthcare, while they are getting kicked to the curb from their homes… wake the fuk up or keep up the Hate, but it will get you and our country nowhere fast!!!!!!

  14. stellapurdy says:

    How old is McCain? 100? Never been on the internet??? And this guy wants to be the leader of the free world but he has no clue on how to use a computer.

    Yes, let’s let the old guy run our country on Bush economics and hope for the best 😆

  15. Gracie says:

    For all those whining about McCain not using the internet… Bill Clinton doesn’t either! Vanity Fair ran an article about Hillary’s campaign and added that tidbit.

    C’mon – politicians have people to do the little things for them.

  16. Snowblood says:

    @ Victoria – “Another site said Obama has been consulting with Hilary Clinton in private off and on. I wonder if he is secretly thinking about choosing her as his vice-president? What a commotion that would cause. Has anyone else heard this? ” N

    No is this true I wonder? I was really, really depressed when Hillary Clinton had to drop out of the race, and yet I always sensed that she & Obama had some love & respect for each other even during the height of their javelin-tossing campaigning against each other for the top spot. I was so certain that Clinton would get it and she’d take Obama on as part of her staff somehow even as her running mate/V.P., but now that it seems it might be this exact scenario yet reversed, I can definitely live with this. Definitely.

  17. Celebitchy says:

    It does concern me that McCain can’t use a computer. Think about it, he must rely on other people to write everything for him because he can’t type. So how much of his writing is his and how much is entirely written by other people? Of course other people edit and help out a candidate with writing pieces, but you like to think they at least had input or did a first draft.

    McCain can’t look up specific information on his own. Of course people used to go to libraries to do research, but do you see him doing research in libraries? How many newspapers and magazines does he read and does he read them in hard copy? He has to rely on his wife and staff to do anything on the computer, and he’s said that he hopes to get online on his own. No, I don’t want someone like that running the country. Bush has bragged about not reading newspapers. (Just like Madonna.) I want someone in charge who takes feedback and who values the Internet and as an information and communication tool. It has entirely shaped our society. McCain rejected a bill that would put even dial-up access in all schools. (I heard that on a special on NPR about the candidates technology policy differences.) And Obama is going to appoint a “chief technology officer” level cabinet position to ensure that government is brought up to date and that many government processes are easy for citizens to complete while information is as transparent as possible. All McCain’s tech guy could tell NPR was that McCain uses the phone to consult experts directly. That must be convenient. Yes, it does make a difference if someone can’t even type or go to in 2008. My dad is in his 60s and he’s been online for 10 years. And I know a 91 year-old woman who has used e-mail for years. McCain is a senator. He should be able to use a computer for basic things, and he can’t.

  18. jeb says:

    I have always been turned off by shallow hollywood telling me who to vote for…they have more money than common sense. If they want me to vote for Obama, then they had better quit shoving him down my throat.

  19. Shane says:

    On another subject – does anyone ever see Ben Affleck touch or hug Jennifer much? He’s not the affectionate type, is he.