CINCINNATI (TDB) -- George Clooney, the movie star, clearly admires Illinois Sen. Barack Obama. Over the weekend at the Venice Film Festival in Italy, Clooney described the Democratic presidential contender as a mega-watt personality who would be awesome in the White House.
"You've been in a room once in a while with a rock star. He walks into the world, and he takes your breath away. I'd love him to be president, quite honestly."
Clooney, who grew up in the Cincinnati area where his father works as a TV and print journalist, has donated to the Obama campaign. And the Obama camp has wasted no time flashing the move star's words of praise to the political world.