Jolie: 'Obama Would Be Great for My Family'

But it's his positions on issues that 'could move' her to vote for him
By Elizabeth Wolff,  Newser User
Posted Oct 12, 2008 7:41 AM CDT
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie attend the New York Film Festival premiere of "Changeling" at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York last week.   (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)
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(Newser) – Angelina Jolie hasn't officially endorsed a candidate, but Barack Obama's positions "could move" her to vote for him, she tells the German edition of Vanity Fair. His determination to "intervene militarily in genocides abroad and close down Guantanamo Bay" are near and dear to her heart—as is his all-American multi-ethnic heritage that she so values. "Barack Obama would be great for my family,” she said.

"Our family is just what America is—a melting pot, a mixture of many different races and nations," she added. "My children should be proud of their Asian and African roots, but that in no way means a lack of respect for the fact that they and their parents are Americans."
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