Stallone denies ripping Obama in Twitter message

Tue Nov 2, 2010 7:36pm EDT
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By Paul Bond

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Who are celebrities voting for on Tuesday? Many have announced in online videos.

Matt Damon, for example, stars in a video where he uses a ballot to instruct folks how to vote for the left-wing Working Families Party. Damon, who turned 40 on October 8, also cut a video practically begging for a birthday present: your vote for the WFP.

Sylvester Stallone seems to be of a different political mindset. He didn't bother taping a Web ad, but chose instead to make his recommendation via Twitter:

"I voted did you? Gotta get the Manchurian Candidate out of the drivers seat before were ALL soaring off a cliff into Oblivion... Be smart," he said.

That tweet led to several follow-ups as some of his 101,060 followers weighed in.

"the Manchurian Candidate was a movie about fake president who was put there by foreign enemies to destroy America. Scary concept. Rise up!" he tweeted.

Despite, the tweet's reference to a "president," Stallone told The Hollywood Reporter that his tweet was "in the spirit of creating a conversation" and that "Manchurian candidate" was "a reference to all career politicians."

Clint Eastwood and Clint Howard seem to agree with Stallone.   Continued...