Barry Manilow: Can’t Smile Without Ron Paul, but is Candidate a Fanilow?


Barry Manilow, who set the gold standard for pop hits–and wrote the “I am stuck on Band-Aids” jingle– has thrown his support behind Ron Paul. Does this mean that we could be hearing “Copcabana” at Ron Paul-thons?

4 Responses to "Barry Manilow: Can’t Smile Without Ron Paul, but is Candidate a Fanilow?"
Phoenix Woman | Saturday September 17, 2011 02:02 pm 1

Check out the rabid comments from the Pauliacs. Comedy gold!

Kelly Canfield | Saturday September 17, 2011 02:07 pm 2

Oy! Should have figured that out from the lyrics to “Mandy”

You came
and you gave
without taking
But I sent you away…

lwhee1961 | Saturday September 17, 2011 06:49 pm 3

Actually, these reports that Barry Manilow is throwing his support behind Ron Paul is misleading. Here is a snippet of the entire statement Barry Manilow made on Capitol Hill, and below is the link:

“He also had kind words for the president. “I love him,” Manilow said, adding that “nobody could to anything better” in his position. Though he plans to vote for Obama again, there is another 2012 presidential contender who has impressed Manilow. “I do like Ron Paul, I do,” said the singer, who has contributed to the Texas congressman in the past. “I think he says really great things.”

Obviously, the press has run with the Paul statement while omitting what Barry Manilow said about his support for Obama. The story doesn’t end there though because Barry Manilow was on Capitol Hill regarding public funding for research for Atrial Fibrillation, which he has had for 15 years. This makes Manilow’s statement about Ron Paul ironic because he is a politician who does not support public funding for research. This is something Manilow was obviously unaware of at the time, but my bet is he will be soon.….

lwhee1961 | Saturday September 17, 2011 06:57 pm 4

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