Ben Affleck has given a new interview to the Washington post about his view on the current state of politics, and who he would be voting for. During the previous elections, Affleck was a strong proponent of Obama, but he seems to have lost that energy this time around.
He says, “I voted for Obama last time although he got to be all things to all people then,” Affleck said in an interview to promote his new film “Argo. “And now he’s got a record which makes it really different ... I obviously have more complicated feelings.”
He also talks about Republican candidate Mitt Romney as well as past Republican and Democratic candidates, saying, “I think Republicans really had a chance to win,” Affleck said. “And they kind of ended up with like a sort of Mike Dukakis, Al Gore, Bob Dole type — who just couldn’t get people to see him as a real person somehow. Romney just had such trouble coming off as just like the kind of person you see at the grocery store. And I truly believe that has cost him the election. It seems quite unlikely at least if you look at the statistics that he’s going to pull it out. I think something happens in presidential politics where there’s negative momentum. You start making mistakes and then all your advisers tell you, ‘You’ve got to raise your arms more!’ ‘You’ve got to talk deeper.’ So people just get into becoming robotic.”
Argo is releasing October 12th, and is currently garnering strong buzz ahead of its release. Ben Affleck also recently spoke about getting the Argo script from his good pal George Clooney.