Harold, Kumar & Other DNC Celebs Are Sure to Outshine Clint Eastwood's RNC Routine (VIDEO)

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harold kumar obamaThe Democratic National Convention has kicked off, and the biggest names on the left have gathered in Charlotte, North Carolina to get the party started. But come Thursday night, the stars will really be out. The Obama campaign announced today that actor Kal Penn -- known best for his role as Kumar in the Harold & Kumar films, but also a former White House staffer and currently a national campaign co-chair -- will host the convention's first ever official live stream prime-time coverage leading up to Obama's acceptance speech. And they did so with an amusing viral vid featuring Obama, Penn, and Harold aka Penn's co-star John Cho

Check it out ...

Looks a little bit like the MTV Video Awards meets the presidential election, aka a blatant attempt at wrangling the Millennial vote. It's all good. Just like GOP was sure to woo 1 percenters (and 1 percenter wannabes), this Obama campaign plea to under-30s was be expected.

And even if you're not so impressed with these two, there are plenty of appearances by other big names to look forward to. Hollywood hearts Obama, after all! Penn will reportedly be joined by a LOT of other big Hollywood names, including J. Lo's ex-hubs Marc Anthony, Elizabeth Banks, Aisha Tyler, Olivia Wilde, Fran Drescher, Zach Braff, Alexis Bledel, as well as Obama campaign officials. Betty White may be showing up, too. And I'd venture to guess those are just a few of the many entertainers sure to make an appearance either on the live stream or at the DNC.

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Yeah, but I know none of them have Clint Eastwood's tough-talkin' Republican swagger. How will any of them EVER give a performance as thrilling as the 82-year-old's empty chair shtick? Pfft! Dems don't have to worry. Come Thursday, I'm sure we'll have all but forgotten Dirty Harry and be starstruck by several liberal celebs bound to make an even greater impression on the country at this week's DNC.

Which celeb are you most looking forward to seeing at the DNC this week?

Image via BarackObamadotcom/YouTube

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fleur... fleurdelys3110

Getting celebrities to "outshine" Clint Eastwood is about the only thing the Democrats can do in order to persuade many of their ignorant voters, such as you Maressa, to vote for them again. I honestly think that the conventions should be celebrity free to keep the focus on the issues. But since "Hollywood hearts Obama" (very mature statement), I guess the Republicans have to fight fire with fire. It's unfortunate really that Clint Eastwood's speech got more attention than Paul Ryan's speech (no matter how bad or good Eastwood's speech was) and I'd be willing to bet that many celebrities at the DNC will get more coverage than Obama himself.

Hocke... HockeyMomNJ

Harold and Kumar vs Clint Eastwood, seriously???


fleur... fleurdelys3110

In my effort to come off as semi-diplomatic, I forgot the most obvious part of this stupid article. Thanks for pointing it out, HockeyMom!

nonmember avatar Sarah.S.

By Clint Eastwood, you wouldn't happen to be talking about the Hollywood legend would you? The man who has directed and starred in some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters and most enduring classics. You know, the man who helped create Hollywood so that little wannabes like 'Harold and Kumar' (seriously?), Elizabeth Banks etc would have a place to dump their dubious talent.

It's nice that you and your fellow democrats feel that you are better than Clint Eastwood...I can't wait to see you list of achievements....I am sure they will rival Dirty Harry's.

Grow the hell up and learn what real talent is. It's pretty bad when the president is so insecure that he has to hire a string of entertainers to distract his supporters from his lack of talent.

Hocke... HockeyMomNJ

No problem fleur!

Sarah, well said.

Xiemeneh Xiemeneh

Maressa, how old are you? Because you sound like a silly teenager. These celebrity appearances are just another way for Obama's camp to do what they do best - deflect, deflect, deflect. Forget about Obama's absolutely horrific performance over the past four years. They know that if they can get enough celebrities to shovel sh*t, you and the rest of the MTV generation will simply open up and say, "ahhhhh."

OKgirl OKgirl

Wow! I didn't know who to vote for until 2 guys known for playing pot head losers pointed me in Obama's direction. I am so glad I am basing this decision on these brilliant men and their opinions!

Tendr... TendrelovinMaMa

I loved Michelle's speech and Jillian Castro's As woman,wife,mother, and some one in nursing I love being a Democrat and Obama! So happy I'm not a Republican I heard some of your speeches....wow...like the legitimate and illegitimate rape one. Idiots! Oh and get really people there wasn't just celebrities there were real life middle class people speaking at the DNC like the military mom who introduced the first lady. Its funny that you are all woman yet the Obama office has done so much for you like make it so in stead of you earning 77¢to the dollar a man earns you, we, now earn to same for the same work. Oh and if you are a 12 ye. Old girl raped by your father and get pregnant you can go to a free clinic and get the care you deserve no questions asked. Romney wants to take that away cause he and all other republicans assume everyone is wealth and has money laying around. Someone in another article said well they could get plain b. Well yes and no What if their clinic doesn't carry it. Plain b cost money and where would a little girl get money from with no job?... her dad...probably not. Its sad that as a woman a man may take away my right to decide for my own body. I could go on and on.

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