During a recent episode of Real Time, host Bill Maher put forward his views on the potential impact that superstar Taylor Swift might have over the forthcoming presidential election. In a conversation that included American sportscaster Bob Costas and writer and social critic Caitlin Flanagan, he highlighted the immense following and influence that Swift has, which could way significant in affecting the election outcomes.
Maher’s opinion on Taylor Swift’s Influence
Maher drew attention to Swift’s influence by suggesting that she could alter the results of the election. As per Maher’s comments, she should not be disregarded considering her capability to breach party lines. He emphasized that supporters from the “MAGA” camp should be careful in their disagreements towards her due to this very reason.
Building on his previous thoughts, Maher went on to highlight Swift’s background. Starting out as a country artist, she had a rural upbringing and has mainly had Caucasian partners. He mirthfully suggested that if the “MAGA” group contained any racial bias, they will appreciate Swift’s individuality.
A Warning for Trump Supporters
Maher further warned Trump’s supporters about the power Swift’s massive fan base holds. He noted that while most of Trump’s supporters are already registered to vote, Swift’s fans might not be. If Swift advises her supporters to get registered, it’s clear for them who she would be voting for. Hence, Trump’s supporters might face potential trouble from this group if they decide to attack Swift.
In terms of her political stance, Swift hasn’t publicly commented on who she’s supporting for the upcoming election. However, she has previously emphasized the significance of voters getting registered and casting their votes. In the past year, after Swift encouraged her large group of followers to register to vote on her Instagram, Vote.org saw a surge in user traffic and registrations. Swift’s influence is clear, given the 157,041 eligible voters who visited the site on National Voter Registration Day and 35,252 new voter registrations.
On other notes, writer and podcaster, Coleman Hughes, also graced the February 9 episode of Real Time.
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