Stephen Baldwin, like many Americans, had an awakening on 9/11. And it has made him older and wiser than the average Hollywood star. Wiser even than his Baldwin brothers. Using this new-found knowledge and faith in Jesus Christ he has been moved to make an endorsement. Naturally he has chosen to back Sam Brownback.
U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback won a surprise endorsement Saturday from Stephen Baldwin, the actor and born-again Christian who arrived at the Ames straw poll unannounced.
Baldwin, in an interview under Brownback’s tent, said he decided to back the Kansas Republican this afternoon after hearing him speak about faith and conservative family values at Hilton Coliseum.
After hearing Sam speak, it’s difficult not to genuinely like and support the man.
“He doesn’t back down from what he believes in,” Baldwin said. “His beliefs are based on his faith. He thinks we need to improve the country, but in a common sense way.”
Absolutely. This is one of the rare occasions that a Hollywood star makes nothing but sense.
Baldwin, best known for his role in the 1995 film The Usual Suspects, said today marked the first time he had attended the straw poll. He said he was registered as an independent, but selected Brownback after hearing all of the candidates speak.
Baldwin is only the most recent to endorse the principled, conservative Republican. He joins an impressive list of wonderful people.
Brownback has touted earlier endorsements by the founder of National Right to Life, an anti-abortion group, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Norma McCorvey, the Jane Roe of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision.
Not to mention, Terri Shiavo’s brother, Bobby Schindler.
Brownback spokesman John Rankin said Baldwin’s endorsement was unplanned.
But certainly welcome. Momentum for Sam Brownback continues to build. We are happy to welcome Stephen Baldwin into the fold.