USA Today - Barry Manilow is a Ron Paul FanSubmitted by rp311 on Thu, 09/15/2011 - 19:03
GOP presidential hopeful Ron Paul has an unlikely fan in pop singer Barry Manilow.
Manilow, known for hits such as Mandy and Copacabana, told The Daily Caller website that he agrees with "just about everything" the Texas congressman says.
"I like him. I like what he says, I do. I like what he says. I think he's solid," Manilow is quoted as saying. "I agree with just about everything he says. What can I tell you?"
Paul is a libertarian-thinking Republican who has long taken issue with federal spending, especially for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and any federal program that doesn't derive directly from the Constitution.
In 2008, Manilow donated $2,300 to Paul's presidential campaign. But the singer opened his checkbook primarily to Democrats, according to a review of Manilow's donations through the Center for Responsive Politics website.
Manilow also gave money in 2008 to Democrats Joe Biden, Hillary Rodham Clinton, John Edwards and Barack Obama, the man Paul would like to replace in the White House.
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