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James Bond’s Presidential Endorsement


While Barack Obama received the endorsement for President from such power brokers as former Secretary Colin Powell and billionaire Warren Buffett, the backer with a real punch is 007. That’s right Bond, James Bond.

Well actually the endorsement came from Daniel Craig, the actor that plays Bond in Quantum of Solace, the 22nd Bond film which will open in US theaters On November 14th. The advance reviews are as good as anything before it.

Here’s what Bond Craig told Kevin Sessums in an interview for Parade Magazine:

I finally ask this British actor a deeply American question: “Who do you think would be the better James Bond—Barack Obama or John McCain?”

Craig doesn’t hesitate. “Obama would be the better Bond because—if he’s true to his word—he’d be willing to quite literally look the enemy in the eye and go toe-to-toe with them. McCain, because of his long service and experience, would probably be a better M,” he adds, mentioning Bond’s boss, played by Dame Judi Dench. “There is, come to think of it, a kind of Judi Dench quality to McCain.”

And who does he think would be the better Bond girl—Michelle Obama or Cindy McCain?

Again Craig’s laughter practically lifts him from his seat. “Oh, now you’ve crossed the line,” he says. “That’s much too dangerous a question. Can’t we go back to talking about Lauren Bacall?”

Here’s the trailer for the film.

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Peter A. Mello, Founder/Editor Founder of Weekly Leader and Sea-Fever Consulting, LLC, a leadership development and strategic communications consultancy. Previously, CEO of an international nonprofit organization and COO of a national insurance/risk management services firm. Peter has been leading people and managing organizations for over 30 years, writes a leadership column for MarineNews magazine and blogs about maritime culture at Sea-Fever. Follow him on Twitter.

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