Clooney: Obama’s chances are good, but don’t get cocky

By David Edwards
Sunday, March 18, 2012 14:45 EDT
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George Clooney meets with Barack Obama
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Actor George Clooney on Sunday said that President Barack Obama was likely to be re-elected, but cautioned liberals not to get cocky “because you will always lose.”

In an interview with NBC’s David Gregory, Clooney explained that the president has “always looked good to be re-elected.”

“I happen to believe that Democrats are just very poor in general at explaining what it is when they accomplish something,” the longtime activist remarked. “If I was a Republican, if Obama was a Republican, I would be selling all of the, you know, he saved the auto industry, he got Osama bin Laden, he passed the health care bill that nobody could pass. If that was a Republican issue, I would be able to sell his presidency as a very successful one. But Democrats are bad at that. We like to pick each other apart. That’s our thing.”

“The worst think you could do is in any way feel safe or cocky because you will always lose,” he warned.

Clooney added that unlike his good friend Matt Damon, he was not disappointed in Obama “in the least.”

“The issues that I believe in and the president that I voted for, I’m very proud of,” the actor insisted.

Watch this video from NBC’s Meet the Press, uploaded March 18, 2012.

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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