So, of all the celebrities campaigning for President Obama — Jay-Z and Katy Perry included — props have to be given to everyone’s favorite, pants-fillin’ Mad Men star Jon Hamm who has also quietly and steadily been encouraging folks in Colorado to vote and Gobama! He was almost entirely too handsome in the recent campaign video he was featured in, asking people to “make a plan: You can either vote by mail or vote early in person.” And then he and his pants went out to the public and we are overwhelmed by the results. Especially with the photograph of him and his pants on top of an Obama bus which would get us to perv out if it wasn’t for such a good cause. If there’s anything that would get us to sit up and listen other than Jon Hamm, it’s Jon Hamm in a newsboy cap.
He also shared a story which happened during his Colorado trail, saying, “I had a 13 year old girl come up to me in Colorado -this is a dead true story- and say, “Well, you’re a wealthy white male… why are you here?” And I was like, first of all, that’s the greatest question I’ve been asked on this entire tour. But secondly, she had conflated somehow in her head that only people vote for their own kind. And I made sure to tell her that that’s absolutely not the case.” That’s when we stopped and swooned and thought about how smart he was. Then he added, “I vote for what I think is best for all of us. Not simply for me. And that’s unfortunately the message that the other side wants to get across, is you just take care of yourself and you build a fence around yourself and no one else gets help. That’s not how I was raised, that’s not the America I wanna live in and that’s not the America that I believe in.” And that’s when we pretty much saluted him. Go vote, folks! Here’s a bonus picture of Jon and girlfriend Jennifer Westfeldt asking you to do just that!
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