She can’t vote, but that didn’t stop Colombian pop star Shakira from throwing her support behind Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama Thursday.
“If I could vote, I would vote for Barack Obama because I think that he is the person that can bring the world the true American message,” she said, according to the Associated Press.
Then the top-selling singer – who was recently described by Bill Clinton as “a young Colombian woman who loves her country, who doesn’t want it overrun by the narco-traffickers and the guerrillas who support them.” – reached a little deeper.
“I feel in my heart that he would be able to reconstruct peace and confidence in the United States, a country that he appreciates profoundly.”
Returning to political analysis, Shakira opined that Obama’s family background could be an advantage against his opponent John McCain.
No polls were available indicating whether her endorsement gave the young Illinois senator a bounce among ex-patriot Colombians.