Tuesday, January 03, 2012

What Do Ron Paul, Amazon, and Kelly Clarkson Have in Common

Apparently, if a celebrity supports the right political candidate, the celebrity's popularity will skyrocket. Last Thursday, pop singer Kelly Clarkson tweeted that she supports libertarian/Republican candidate Ron Paul. Back in 2007, Paul was the second most searched person on the Internet, after Paris Hilton.

Although many tweeters criticized her at the time, she apparently garnered a lot of new fans. Clarkson's album sales skyrocketed by 442% on Amazon (AMZN) in just one day, causing the Stronger album to move to seventh place, up from #38. Many new buyers said that they had never heard of her until her Ron Paul support became publicized.

In case you haven't heard of Clarkson, she was the winner of the first season of the American Idol television series in 2002 and later, the runner-up in World Idol in 2003, and is now considered the most successful Idol contestant worldwide. Her first single, "A Moment Like This", broke The Beatles' record for the biggest jump to the number one position, from 52, in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 Chart.

Now let's think this through. If Charlie Sheen supports Ron Paul, will he get a career boost and be asked back to Two and a Half Men?

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