Skip to comments.Why actor Clint Howard is campaigning for Ted Cruz
Posted on 01/29/2016 12:14:09 PM PST by justlittleoleme
You might remember him as Balok the creepy child alien in "Star Trek" or the geeky flight controller in "Apollo 13", but this week, actor Clint Howard is far from Hollywood, working as a volunteer phone banker for Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz in Iowa.
Howard donated to Cruz's campaign last year and flew to Des Moines to support him before the caucuses. On Wednesday night, he was among hundreds of others at a Cruz rally here to promote Cruz's campaign and oppose abortion.
"Over the years I've grown more conservative," Howard told CNN after the event. "I've come to realize that if in fact it does hurt me in the entertainment business, at this point in my life, that's OK. The cloth's been cut. I am who I am."
As for the other candidates in the race, Howard said he doesn't think Trump is up to the job of president and that it was "frightening" that Democrat Bernie Sanders had gained so much traction.
"Donald Trump is a remarkable man in terms of being able to sell himself, but let us not forget he was a television star for many years. That resonates with the public. I understand that because I know the business well. He is speaking what a lot of people somewhere in their heart kind of have," he said. "He says it in a rough, rough way, like the character in 'Network' who said 'I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!' Well, the Donald is doing that and it's pretty effective. But I must really consider, will he be a good president? And that's, in my mind, where the conversation stops."
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In before that nasty Trumpettes hijack the thread with their idiocy.
I see Ken Howard more like the type to campaign for Ted Cruz.
Good to see hollywood conservatives joining the fight, and no, I do not give a care which candidate they support, just as long as they are out there.
He sounds more like Barney Fife.
Ron Howard on Left | Clint Howard on right
Ron on the left and Clint on the right. Appropriate. Ron’s probably supporting Bernie since Lenin’s unavailable.
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He was that Star Trek guy, and the mass murderer who also left good tips for foodservers on Seinfeld.
Well, here is another formerly acceptable American who will have to be put on the black list.
Well that certainly bars him from the conservative tent.
Good for Ron Howard's brother, who probably will lose out on acting jobs for being an active conservative, especially if he opposes abortion. (In Hollywood, only being anti-gay marriage is more dangerous than being pro-life.)
Clint Howard has been publicly conservative for a long time.
Who cares? Never heard of the guy.
He’s fat and stupid and not a real conservative.
Yeah, because nepotism works. Ron's always got a role for ya Clint. And your Pa too.
No thanks, Leon!
Clint never quite had the charisma, the looks or acting chops of his brother Ron, but whenever I saw Clint perform, like in “Gentle Ben” or the many guest-shots in other programs he used to do, he seemed more like a REAL kid. Not a child actor. But a real-life kid. I think that’s why I always liked and appreciated his work.
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