Shakira Endorses Obama

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Shakira may not be able to Barack the Vote herself this November, but she's using her influence over young voters in America to put the senator from Illinois in the White House.

“I support Barack Obama because I think that he is the person that can bring the world the true American message,” Shakira said in a statement. “I feel in my heart that he would be able to reconstruct peace and confidence in the United States.”

She added: “I'd like to invite the Latino community to come out and make themselves present during this election because they can really make a difference," Shakira said in a statement. "I care deeply about this country and I think everyone does because America's economy is so crucial for the rest of the world. The rest of the world's economy depends on the economy of this country, and world peace depends on the policies of this country.”

Obama was thrilled that Shaki joined his long list of celebrity supporters. “I am honored to receive the endorsement of such a talented and generous individual who has achieved worldwide acclaim, and whose commitment to social justice has made such a difference,” Senator Obama said. “Shakira is a role model for young Latinas in the U.S., and throughout our entire hemisphere, and I am humbled that she recognizes the type of change we need in our country and around the world.”

Seems like everyone who's anyone is weighing in on their political choices for this election. Can't say we blame them, especially if it gets people to register to vote!

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