Unless you’ve been living under a rock recently, you know that presidential politics are in high gear thanks to the Republican National Convention (RNC) last week in Cleveland, and the Democratic National Convention (DNC) this week in Philadelphia.
And with all of the speeches and the cheering and yes, even the crying, those of us who watch the conventions on TV or online begin to draw conclusions based on what we see and hear. And with that in mind, it’s probably a good idea – though shouldn’t really be necessary – to provide some context regarding who you see in the crowd at these events.
Make sure you’re sitting down because this statement might shock you: Bradley Cooper is not in the United States military. He is not an American sniper.
Just because you saw Cooper in the crowd at the DNC doesn’t mean he’s suddenly turned his back on the Republican Party. He was never at the party to begin with. Cooper is an actor. Or stated another way, Bradley Cooper isn’t the same person as Chris Kyle.
Are there some Hollywood celebrities who align themselves with the Republican party? Certainly. Are there some who use guns in their personal life for protection, recreational shooting and hunting? Absolutely.
Republicans shouldn’t be upset if Bradley Cooper appears at the DNC. And Democrats shouldn’t be surprised if next week James Earl Jones decides to attend a picnic in a park.
That’s not Darth Vader sitting on a blanket eating potato salad. And Star Wars wasn’t filmed in space.