Despite the fact that she and her ever-expanding family have been spending increasing amounts of time outside the borders of the United States, Angelina Jolie still has a lot to say about the upcoming Presidential election.
In a new interview with the German edition of Vanity Fair, the Changeling star offers up her favorable opinion on Democratic nominee, Illinois Senator Barack Obama.
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"Obama fights for international justice, he wants to militarily intervene in cases of genocide and close Guantanamo Bay," the actress and United Nations Goodwill Ambassador explains. "These are the things that could move me to vote for him, not his roots."
And while Angelina, whose children have all been born in different countries and represent a wide range of racial and ethnic backgrounds, admits that "an American president like Barack Obama would be nice for my family,” she tempers that sentiment by pointing out that there’s more to a Presidential candidate than their family background.
”That’s good," says Angelina. "But it’s not a sufficient reason to vote for him."
Angelina’s choice for President could cause even more tension between the actress and her oft-estranged father, actor Jon Voight, who is not only a vocal supporter of Republican nominee John McCain, but who has gone so far as to pen a piece for The Washington Times where he says that Obama "has grown up with the teaching of very angry, militant white and black people."
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