Kelly Clarkson’s Album Sales Increase in the Wake of Ron Paul Endorsement

In the wake of the Ron Paul endorsement controversy, the Amazon ranking for Kelly Clarkson’s latest album, Stronger, has increased by 200%.

On Tuesday, the album ranked #41 on Amazon’s list of Movers & Shakers in Music. Three days it has shot up to #13, and is possibly still climbing.

Goes to show that there’s no such thing as bad publicity. Or there was a vast market of Republicans Kelly had yet to tap into! Either way, it looks like the Season 1 Idol winner comes out of this controversy unscathed.

(Via THR)

  • Anonymous

    LOL.   Ok Ron Paul should pick one of Kelly’s songs as his campaign song.  So many choices…MKIA could be amusing

  • hazuki

    Go Kelly! Hope it least goes 2x platinum. 

  • Anonymous

    And, so much for that hurting her sales….

  • http://twitter.com/HaleysShindig ShreddingHalien

    Silver lining out of this controversy, Ron Paul stans, lol! 

  • Anonymous

    Haha! Just goes to show there’s no such thing as bad press.

  • Anonymous

    #13 on Amazon still isn’t a whole lot of sales. Of course her name being in the media will make some people more aware of her and her new album, and factor in the ron paul fanatics that might be using her to show support for him, the sales will go up. There is no way of measuring the impact on her fan base right now though. For the few thousand more in sales, we have no idea how many thousands were turned off from Kelly, or who have a slightly negative feeling about her now. I certainly don’t subscribe to the idea that there isn’t such a thing as bad press.

  • ronnie

    I think it’s bad news for her, these Ron Paul people will vanish after he doesn’t get the nomination and she is going to be left stigmatized by it.  It might help her short-term, but long term, it’s a disaster.

  • http://twitter.com/HaleysShindig ShreddingHalien

    This is the day of 24 hour news cycles and a nation with ADD, by the time November gets here, no one will remember. 

  • Anonymous

    I think the chances of that is very slim.

  • http://twitter.com/mtbleusky katy

    I’d be surprised if Kelly had ever had a clue as to Paul’s racist views and homophobia. Not being the sharpest knife in the drawer, I also don’t believe she did this to increase sales, just plain, dumb luck.

  • JS

    I don’t think Kelly was well versed in all of Ron Pauls’ positions.  I can’t believe she’d agree with his racist and anti-gay policies.  Watch him with Sascha Baron Cohen and how he goes out screaming QUEER QUEER QUEER!  and read the story of his aide who said Paul was at a party at a gay couples house and refused to use the restroom.  Luckily, he’s never gonna be president.  The current GOP and their hatred of gays is bad enough

  • Anonymous

    I’m also skeptical that this alone is accounting for the sales bump. What about the post-holiday gift card spree? 

  • http://twitter.com/galaga6846 Leah Hoffman

    RP might not personally agree with gay marriage, a lot of people don’t, however he doesn’t think that it should be a government issue. He feels that marriage between any two people regardless of sexual orientation is a private matter, that the gov’t needs to get out of the business of marriage entirely.  As far as the racism, these newsletters were published when he was a full time obgyn, and I want to give him the benefit of the doubt when he says that he didn’t write the racist comments. Add to that the fact that he has delivered a lot of African-American babies at no charge (without gov’t paying) because he felt it was the right thing to do. 

    I’m not a Ron Paul stan, but I feel the need to be fair.

  • Anonymous

    There is no way she will be stigmatized long-term by any of this. People forget this stuff very quickly when they move on to the next non-story. 

  • Anonymous

    He feels that marriage between any two people regardless of sexual
    orientation is a private matter, that the gov’t needs to get out of the
    business of marriage entirely.  

    Then he shouldn’t have supported the Defense of Marriage Act

  • http://twitter.com/tinawinabina Tinawina

    I don’t think it will stick. Of course there will be some people who stay mad but she probably gained a few fans to offset that. Plus Kelly is one of those celebrities people want to like so I think it will fade away over time.

    When Ron Paul fades out of the news in a couple of months, so will this.

  • Anonymous

    I can’t believe THR made a headline out of Amazon % rank increase. What a terribly misleading headline to make it sound like an actual documented soundscan increase. They may as well just scour the numbers threads here for daily numbers to wank about.

    And funny how her support is so “controversial”. If she had supported one of the publicly accepted candidates then nobody would blink an eye. But good for her to get the publicity and good for more campaign awareness for Ron Paul too. Just keep churning out the headlines.

  • http://twitter.com/galaga6846 Leah Hoffman

    Maybe he wanted to get more votes from the GOP social conservative base?  I dunno.

  • mandabutter

    It’ll go down something like this “remember that time Kelly Clarkson said she loved that old guy. And liberals were like whaaat? And the world went Who cares?”

  • mandabutter

    “McCain?” No. “Newt?” No, the crazy one. “Ohh, be more specific” LOL.

  • mandabutter

    I think she was just sharing a view on FB or twitter. I don’t see where the harm lies exactly. She shouldn’t be attacked for her views, however mild they may be. If there are young teens hanging at her (or any famous person’s) every word for politicial convictions…. we’ve got bigger problems.

    And these revelations about Ron Paul are disarming, but he’s been in politics for like 30 yrs, why not bring up his voting record – not some dumb newsletter. Disclaimer, I have not looked up anything recent on Ron Paul. Not that I need to, theres not a chance in hell he’s getting the GOP 2012 nom.

  • Anonymous

    That’s funny and sad at the same time. I would say that I’ll boycot her album but I wouldn’t have bought it anyway so my “vote” doesn’t count.  

  • mandabutter

    Exactly. Unless its like a Dixie Chicks 2003 sitch and Romney stans are going to put them in a pile and break out the steamroller. ;)

  • mandabutter

    Or “Walk Away”. Libertarians might have good tastes in music.

  • mandabutter

    Our current President doesn’t support Gay Marriage either.

  • mandabutter

    I think it depends on how she responds going forward. The media can continue to draw it out. If the public stops talking about it or clicking on news stories, then the media will move on.

  • Anonymous

    Neither is he using the federal governments to block the states who do want to give gays the right to marry. Most of all he’s not writing literature or co-signing off of literature that advocate the death of gays and promoting hatred of people of a different color.

  • http://twitter.com/galaga6846 Leah Hoffman

    MTE!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Our current President doesn’t support Gay Marriage either.

    However his administration has already declared several parts of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional and has pledged to stop defending it in court, which pundits say should pave the way for it to be overturned.

  • Anonymous

    I really don’t think Ron Paul supporters are socially conservatives.He wants to legalize all drugs and thinks gays should be able to marry, not exactly conservative views.Libertarians want the government to keep out of their lives as much as possible .They are against the nanny state,which I agree with to some extent. I’m sure the libertarian movement attracts a lot of Democrats and independents.

  • lru14

    the guy is the furthest thing from a racist.  do a little research before you swallow the headlines of the controlled corporate media.

  • http://twitter.com/Universal_Love Universal_Love

    What is wrong with Ron Paul?  And what is this controversy?  I think in politic other opponents always says stupid stuff about one another.  I agree with his U.S. Foreign Policy point of view.  He is well aware of a lot of stuff more than the other clueless nominees.  I gotta find out what is this controversy before I get into trouble.  Love Kelly’s album.  I bought the deluxe version of it.

  • lru14

    It is Ron Paul supporters – our unofficial site, the DailyPaul.com, has launched a Kelly Clarkson “musicbomb” to show our appreciation for her fortitude.  It mimics Ron Paul’s “moneybombs” where he raises several million bucks in a single day.  Trust me, it’s Ron Paul supporters that are making this happen.

  • lru14

    Why would you even say that?  If you took 15 minutes to google Ron Paul or catch some of his videos on Youtube, you’d realize he is THE GUY for this country, the ONLY one who is not controlled by the bankers and global corporate elites.  THAT is why the corporate media are going after him so hard.  Don’t you get it yet? 

  • lru14

    Amazing – it’s obvious you know ZERO about Ron Paul.  Watch this:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYZXDSoC9GY&feature=share

  • lru14

    Here’s to all you who think Ron Paul is in any way Racist:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYZXDSoC9GY&feature=share

  • Anonymous

    @katy: Your smear is totally off-base. As Wikipedia states:

    “In March 2001, Paul stated that the documents were authored by ghostwriters, that he had been advised in 1996 that denying authorship would be too confusing, but that while he did not write the challenged passages, he bore ‘some moral responsibility’ for their publication.”

     Caldwell, writing in the Times Magazine in 2007, said he found Paul’s explanation believable, “since the style diverges widely from his own.”

    Paul’s campaign manager was gay, and his greatest heroes, Ludwig von Mises and Murray Rothbard, were Jews. Concerning racism:

    “Texas Congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul is not a racist and is being smeared as one because he is a clear threat to the political establishment, says Nelson Linder, Austin president of the NAACP.

    Speaking out against the charges when they first surfaced during the last Republican primary in 2007, Linder said he has personally known Paul for 20 years and heard him speak out against police oppression in minority communities, racial biases in mandatory drug sentencing, and favorably about late civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    ‘Knowing Ron Paul’s intent, I think he is trying to improve this country but I think also, when you talk about the Constitution and you constantly criticize the federal government versus state I think a lot of folks are going to misconstrue that [....] so I think it’s very easy for folks who want to to take his position out of context and that’s what I’m hearing.’

    Knowing Ron Paul and having talked to him, I think he’s a very fair guy I just think that a lot of folks do not understand the libertarian platform,

    I’ve read Ron Paul’s whole philosophy, I also understand what he’s saying from a political standpoint and why people are attacking him,’ said Linder.”

  • Anonymous

    But he banned Don’t Ask Don’t Tell and doesn’t get in a state’s way of legalizing all marriages.  I wish Obama had a more open view about gay marriage, but he’s not going around and giving anyone grief about it, either.

  • mandabutter

    Didn’t Amazon and iTunes have a 6.99 or $7.99 sale on Stronger this week?? I hope Kelly isn’t personally offended by all this. She doesn’t deserve to get harassed, in whatever form by losers on the internet. Spewing opinions as ‘facts’ doesn’t help anyone. And I wonder, of those trying to set her straight, how often have they voted in the last 10 yrs?? :P

  • http://twitter.com/Universal_Love Universal_Love

    Okay I got it now.  Ron Paul has this new point of view about domestic and foreign policy and his stirring up the country with his views.  Corporations aren’t to happy about what he says so they are trying to throw shits at him to get him off.  I won’t be surprised if the occupiers back him up.  I for one listen to him.  His views are very eye opening.  I hope he wins GOP.

  • ronnie

    Sorry but an early book by Paul has come to light and it sounds just like his newsletters

    http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/12/30/in-early-book-rep-ron-paul-criticized-aids-patients-minority-rights-and-sexual-harassment-victims/

    So all you people saying he didn’t know what was in them better think of a new strategy because plenty more is going to come out about him.

  • mandabutter

    If I was into ‘boycotting’ anything entertainment related based on political or religious views, I might as well become Amish b/c I’d have nothing to enjoy anymore. Bye Kelsey Grammer, Rosie O’Donnell, Ben Affleck, Ashton Kutcher, Adam Lambert, Trace Adkins, Ellen Degeneres, Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, Sean Penn, Tom Cruise, Blake Shelton (i’m sorta grossed out by hunting). ;)

  • http://twitter.com/tinawinabina Tinawina

    Anyone else getting a Ron Paul ad on the side of the site? LOL

    Dude has way to many skeletons in his closet to ever win. That and he comes across like your slightly nutty uncle. If there is a conspiracy against him, it’s not like the conspirators had to work very hard.

    People can have some interesting ideas but not be solid on all issues and/or make good candidates. But I do get why he has a following. Especially from someone with Libertarian leanings like Kelly, apparently.

    Anyway, like I said, when Paul ends his campaign this will fade away.

  • Anonymous

    In honor of Paul, I will ignore those pesky copyright laws and will download Kelly’s album from a file-sharing site of the very Libertarian-like internet.

  • askew3

    Hey, White Supremacists have a ton of money to burn. Look how much money Ron Paul’s made from them over the years. Maybe Kelly can do a show for Stormfront (the White Power group that endorsed Ron Paul) or do a Klan rally since David Duke (former head Klansman) just endorsed Ron Paul too?

    Way to go Kelly!!! You should be so proud of supporting a bigot!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/AdamsArmyGirl Linda Vastardis

    Not only that but I just read today that his top surrogates, including SoS Hillary Clinton, are making definitive statements about gay rights=human rights for all. Pres. Obama has been saying at least for the past year that he’s always evolving on the issue of gay marriage; also that he does support the repeal of DOMA.  This isn’t the right time for Pres. Obama to make a definitive declarative statement re: gay marriage, but if he gets re-elected,  look for some changes to be stated and, hopefully, achieved.

    With regard to Kelly and her support of Ron Paul; unfortunately, it’s apparent that she really doesn’t know what Paul stands for except his desire for less government and that’s what she agrees with.  That’s the only thing she mentioned in her statements, but if you’re going to support/endorse a candidate, regardless of who it is, I would think you would want to support someone who resonates with you on as many issues as possible, especially socially conscious ones.  Paul has made homophobic comments and he’s made racist comments, he’s a conspiracy theorist. He’s far outside the mainstream, that’s for sure.  Kelly really needs to ‘read up’ on Ron Paul before she goes public with an endorsement of sorts.  Also one of his latest ads stresses his ‘anti-abortion’ stance, so he’s not pro-choice either.  From Kelly’s comments, she wasn’t aware of any of this yet she wants him to be our next president.

    SMH on this one ….

  • http://twitter.com/ChoochaPoo Uchechi Iteogu

    Our current President DOES support gay marriage. In fact, back in 1996, he signed a document stating that he supports gay marriage and even sends congratulatory letters to newly married gay couples. However, you should know that because of his political position, he can’t just say “I support gay marriage” because it’s freaking politics. He would if he could. Look at Dick Cheney. Look at Clinton. It’s pretty obvious. It’s just unfortunate that politics in this country will not allow for one to express his/her honest views on certain matters, including gay marriage, without sacrificing support. And for the record, Ron Paul has never said that he supports gay marriage; he simply supports states’ rights and no federal involvement with the matter.

  • askew3

    She is well aware of his views now and hasn’t retracted her endorsement. I think it is time for Kelly’s fans to realize that Kelly likely shares Paul’s views. Otherwise, there is no excuse for supporting someone like Paul.

  • askew3

    Tell that to the Dixie Chicks.

  • http://twitter.com/ChoochaPoo Uchechi Iteogu

    I am an occupier myself, and I must say that returning to the gold standard is not what occupiers want. It’s a recipe for disaster. He’s the most sensible candidate out of the GOP field; I’ll give him that. Other than that, I wouldn’t have him running this country.

  • askew3

    His voting record is just as bad as his newsletters. He’s voted against funding a Holocaust Museum; a resolution condemning bombings in Israel; etc. He has a long record of intolerant votes.

  • http://twitter.com/galaga6846 Leah Hoffman

    @nyc57:disqus , RP is trying to get the social conservative vote by stressing his Christianity and the fact that (as a obstritrician) he’s against abortion. It’s in his mailers and advertisements here in Iowa. His supporters aren’t socially right for the most part, but he’s trying to gain some votes from them anyway.

    People need to get educated and stop making assumptions and reading and believing everything they hear/read. 

  • ronnie

    Kelly has never seemed that grateful for her large gay fanbase.  The only times it seems she mentions them is when she is asked a question of someone else bringing them up or she is saying she is not one of them.  So I don’t expect her to retract her support even after reading up on some of the things he has said.

  • http://twitter.com/galaga6846 Leah Hoffman

    He gets love from occupiers and the tea party. He also has the most private donation from active military members, more than all of the other candidates including Barack Obama COMBINED!  

  • Anonymous

    This is pretty silly stuff. I don’t think a ranking at Amazon means much. That said, I’m happy that Kelly seems to be getting a little boost from the publicity.

  • Anonymous

    Love the comments on Kelly’s Amazon page for Stronger from Ron Paul supporters. They definitely did this.

  • http://twitter.com/lufflyness Jenna

    I don’t know the details of either of these, but I would assume he probably wouldn’t support funding a Holocaust Museum if it used taxpayer money and he wants to cut all foreign aid and doesn’t want to get involved in other countries’ affairs which could explain his vote against the Israel resolution. I don’t agree with a lot of his ideas on how to run a country but I think a lot of the interpretations of his comments and actions have been a little misguided.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for telling the TRUTH!

  • Anonymous

    Except Ron Paul isn’t racist, and neither is Kelly Clarkson.

  • Anonymous

    Totally different situation, they went overseas and criticized Bush ON CAMERA in the Middle East. Much different than a tweet of endorsement. 

  • Anonymous

    True, Kelly’s shown she’s eternally grateful to her ENTIRE fanbase, black, white, gay, straight, etc. 

  • http://twitter.com/AdamsArmyGirl Linda Vastardis

    ronnie, you are correct.  I was just watching CNN and, indeed, there is a book, authored by Ron Paul with his name on it that is very controversial with some of his views.  He will never get the GOP nomination anyway …

  • Anonymous

    Queer isn’t derogatory, ever heard of the show “Queer Eye For the Straight Guy?” And I haven’t heard of the bathroom story, but a lot of that generation are uncomfortable around gays. Big deal. What really matters is that unlike Republicans or Democrats, he doesn’t think that it is government’s role to define, control, and police marriage, and ruin it like everything else it takes over. He actually thinks that marriage predates government, was established by God, and is a matter for the Church and, if you don’t follow a church, other private institutions. George Washington and his wife Martha did not have a marriage licence.

  • joyce.miller3

    If any one is interested in viewing pdf copies of the actual newsletters, go to http://ronpaulnewsletters.blogspot.com/ . It’s hard to argue with the actual newsletters.

  • ryuryu10

    I find this sad. If a male artist claim that he supports a Presidential candidate who supports gay marriage, then we won’t see people rushing out to buy his album.

  • Anonymous

    Wow…great news for Kelly. I don’t know if the sales will last, but I have read that Ron Paul is extremely popular with young people and on many college campuses.

    So that is great news for her cd sales and promotion.

    What looked like a controversial tweet to some might have helped her after all.

  • Anonymous

    Well to be fair White Supremacists, Stromfront and David Duke backed Occupy Wall Street also.

  • http://twitter.com/galaga6846 Leah Hoffman

    Seriously, about the newsletters, I don’t know what to think. It’s been said that he was too busy delivering babies and didn’t always know what was being put out there. However, something with your name on it is definitely something that a sane person would want to at least proofread before being published and sent out to people. There’s also been an argument that the writing style doesn’t quite mesh with RP’s typical writing style. There is another argument that before Libertarianism became mainstream there was a huge good ol’ boy kind of following  (Don’t Tread on Me mindset) and that would explain certain racist groups having supported RP in the past.  I would like to give him the benefit of the doubt, I believe in fairness. I also know that people make mistakes.

     A family member of mine was a terrible racist who dropped the n word constantly. I shuddered every time he’d make a joke or call out an interracial couple. However, two black families moved in on each side of him and suddenly he found himself going fishing, shooting the shit, and really getting along with his new neighbors. He even talked to them on the phone at times!  He voted for Obama, and he’s had a definite change of heart. He is no longer racist.  People can change, this man is 60 years old.

  • http://twitter.com/galaga6846 Leah Hoffman

    One of those neighbors has moved away, but he considers him his best friend. Former racist.

  • Anonymous

    Maoists, Anti-Semites and many racist groups backed the Occupy Wall Street movement. Many in the OWS movement didn’t even know about that…so Kelly might be in the same boat.

    Remember these new things about Paul just came out and Kelly might’ve not heard about them and only knows about his Libertarian leanings.

    Should people judge all of the people involved in OWS based on them? Would that be fair also?

    Pres. Obama’s has said what some people might consider racist things before in the past, but that was the past and in was in his book. Plus he hung around racists and anti-semites but we should judge him on him, not his past.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6zM5ldO35A

    This new info about Paul just came out around the same time Kelly tweeted. So people can’t really blame her for that.

  • Anonymous

    Well nice to see people buying Stronger. It’s a good album.  But you know, Ron Paul is no more going to be the GOP candidate than I am. It’s like backing Ross Perot.  Please. And even if he did [and he won't], there is no doubt in my mind that Obama will be re-elected.  The GOP candidates?  Dumb and dumber [IMO].

    So this is about…what?  That Kelly isn’t as educated as she might be about politics?  A girl who didn’t leave Kady, Texas until she was 19?  Shocking. Except not.  Personally, I’m not about to take a litmus test of every entertainer to ensure that they’re pro-choice and liberal enough for me to enjoy.  Sure, I wish everyone shared my views. It would be a much better world. LOL. But they don’t and I’ll just have to deal. ;)

  • http://twitter.com/galaga6846 Leah Hoffman

    @Lala3:disqus The same things can be said about Ron Paul.   There are excuses for everyone BUT Ron Paul?  Not fair.  Paul really might not have known about the racist tinged newsletters, just as the Occupy movement wasn’t privy to the antisemitism in certain small factions of the movement. Just as Obama said some not-so-nice things about white people in his books. But, Obama gets a pass. Everyone else gets a pass.

  • http://twitter.com/galaga6846 Leah Hoffman

    Ross Perot brought us Bill Clinton. Just sayin’.  I thought that worked out pretty well in hindsight though.

  • Anonymous

    Well I just think that people should not criticize Kelly if the news of a newsletter just came out almost on the same day.

    People like to throw stones, yet they forgot those things also. Yes, OWS was endorsed by the White Nationalist Socialist Party and anti-Semites, but I am sure that most of the OWS people didn’t know that they did.

    All candidates have checkered pasts so that is why I believe that most Idols should not openly endorse political candidates.

    I don’t think that Pres. Obama had to explain why he was buddies with Louis Farrakhan or his own pastor for being racists and anti-semites, so why are people shocked about Ron Paul? No one asked any Idol to explain why they backed Obama, so why should people ask the same about Kelly? I am sure she did not know about the newsletter, like many didn’t know that Obama was friends with Nation of Islam’s Louis Farrakhan, pro-Hamas backers, and wrote those things about whites in his book.

    http://www.4freedoms.org/2c14ec60.jpg

  • Anonymous

    Reminder:

    Can we keep this thread focused on KELLY and OFF POLITICS? I posted several warnings in the old thread. I am doing the exact same here.

  • http://twitter.com/sinisa_micic Sinisa Micic

    you don’t have to believe that Ron Paul is racist or? not, just check it
    out for yourself, please see this video which is made at time alleged racist comments were made /watch?v=8Rv0Z5SNrF4&context=C­38e5ee1ADOEgsToPDskJBA-tVbmPbi­gzSzeS9dSGz

  • Anonymous

    This new info about Paul just came out around the same time Kelly tweeted. So people can’t really blame her for that

    I heard about the newsletters before Christmas. This controversy has been brewing for awhile.

  • Anonymous

    Kelly’s sales just show that many people, left and right, like Ron Paul and turned out to buy her cd in support or…it could just be a fluke…lol Somehow I don’t think it is…lol I don’t really care for Paul myself, but I don’t judge people who do.

    Now we will see what happens in the weeks to come for her sales.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UHPGJRMWP6PIBC7LA7SUPCOKTY josephp

    All this crap given to kelly is just stupid. Anyone who has known kelly knows she ISN’T a bigot. jeez people throw bigot around to easily. All she did was speak was that he supported an issue that was very important to her. seriously gay people not everything is about you.( note- i HAVE nothing wrong with gay people, in fact i am one, but dear lord everything doesn’t need to be made into a gay issue). Glad kelly is seeing a little sales boost. In all honestly i’m sure the majority, NOT ALL but the majority of people criticizing her n twitter and here hardly read up on anything any of these politicians stand for, and if the only thing you look up is gay marriage and abortion then your the ones ruining america, there are far more important issues.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UHPGJRMWP6PIBC7LA7SUPCOKTY josephp

    only one In and i’m instead of are. typed to fast :)

  • Anonymous

    Newbies. Seriously. Read my guidelines;

    http://mjsbigblog.com/idol-appearances/guidelines

    You can’t be rude or lecture other posters here. Keep your remarks focused on YOUR opinion of the TOPIC.

  • http://twitter.com/galaga6846 Leah Hoffman

    Sorry MJ.  :(  

  • Anonymous

    You really couldn’t ask for this kind of publicity for Kelly either, especially with What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger) coming out as the new single and her SNL appearance coming up, makes Sat. 1/7 a must-watch episode of SNL…

  • sd34567

    This is pretty silly stuff. I don’t think a ranking at Amazon means much.

    I’ve always thought that whenever someone boasts about where their favorite Idol is on the Amazon chart.  I’m like, that means nothing.

    So, she’s up on the Movers and Shakers chart.  Maybe David Duke bought all of Kelly’s albums after endorsing Ron Paul.

  • breakdown

    Kelly said she loved RP and would vote for him if she could. She’ll have to live with that, whichever way the repercussions run. Unfortunately, I think RP will run as a third party candidate so we probably have not heard the last of his spammers who really care nothing about Kelly or her music.

  • http://twitter.com/jerryt9789 HaleyismyBaby

    If people vote based on a celebrities opinion then this country is screwed anyway

  • http://twitter.com/JoMartinezMusic Joe Martinez

    Check it out, Kelly Clarkson and her real fans’ have the last laugh lol :)

  • Anonymous

    Ha ha that’s so funny about her untapped Republican fans. Glad to see all is ok for her.

  • Jay

    I bought 15 of her CDs and everything she has on iTunes; and I don’t even listen to her music.

    Clarkson aligned herself with the one candidate who has been able to raise $6 million in one day. In his last fundraiser, he raised $4 million+ in one weekend.

    Ron Paul 2012

  • http://twitter.com/Sassycatz Sassycatz

    I bought 15 of her CDs and everything she has on iTunes; and I don’t even listen to her music.

    That sounds about right. She endorses a candidate she barely knows and you buy music you have no interest in.

  • Anonymous

    Well this def got a boost (probably shortlived). The album is #3 on Amazon top albums. I don’t see it in the top ten on iTunes though.

  • Anonymous

    Originally from the liberal west coast and then living in TX for a few years and then moving to one of the most regulated, corrupt and taxed states I get Kelly’s stance on less government.

    I can relate to that.

  • Valentin432

    I still have no idea why this was such a big deal since I saw Ron Paul as a moderate republican.
    Had Kelly endorsed one of the candidates who cheated on their wives, that would have made a little more sense to me.

    Bottom line is I am sure Kelly isn’t homophobic, racist, etc. (and I’m quite sure even those that resent her for this know that) and she’s supporting Ron Paul for the ideas he’s putting forth now, not the things he allegedly did 30 or 40 years ago.

  • http://twitter.com/lufflyness Jenna

    Crazy it’s up 1,350% on Amazon to put it at number two right now… I wonder if it is seeing the same impact in retail stores as well? That’s where a majority of sales come from.

  • Anonymous

    Well now both of Kelly’s cds are moving up on Amazon’s movers and shakers which is great for her. So I guess this controversy helped her in the short term.

    It a matter of minutes it moved from 866% to 1,350% and her cd Breakway is now number 10.

  • Anonymous

    If a male artist claim that he supports a Presidential candidate who supports gay marriage, then we won’t see people rushin out to buy his album.

    Who would that be? Sadly, I don’t think we would even have this option during this election.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lynda-Hanson-Beaugez/100000081366443 Lynda Hanson Beaugez

    Thank God we live in a country where each of us has a choice for which Presidential candidate will get our vote.

  • Anonymous

    I just noticed that Kelly has a cool chain like thing on her hand kinda like Adam had on his hand for his album photos..

  • Anonymous

    Tonight’s online WSJ has an interesting article – “Why Ron Paul Matters” by Edward H. Crane – doesn’t avoid the newsletter problem, but notes ideas and policies that Kelly might have found attractive.  Happy to see her sales went up.

  • http://twitter.com/JoMartinezMusic Joe Martinez

    as much as I like that you went and bought her albums…I suggest you give them a listen. Kelly Clarkson is known best for her voice and amazing talent and music :)

  • Kylee

    Good for Kelly! I know its premature to say this, but maybe she can possibly get platinum for this album.

  • Anonymous

    That would be awesome.

  • Anonymous

    You do like to churn the waters, doncha?  And that when we all want to believe what is most convenient, what can be learned with the briefest shorthand.  Thanks; now I need to do some research ;-).

  • Anonymous

    Actually, he is personally opposed to abortion, but believes it a states rights issue.  He would not outlaw it at the federal level, but many candidates would. 

  • http://twitter.com/KariannHart Kariann Hart

    I don’t know what to say except I wish Kelly the best, and look forward to at least one skit on SNL on 1/7/12.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Raymond-Luna/100003289638002 Raymond Luna

    Go Kelly! Im glad for the sales increase simply because “fans” attacked her on her opinion. As if opinions were only reserved for any specific group. Never mind that she’s been a pop superstar for nearly a decade with NO controversy i.e. breaking the law, drugs, sextapes, etc. She performed charity for hurricane Katrina relief, sang for the Pope, sang for troops and is known for being a genuinely good person. 

  • Jay

    I’ll give it a try. Thanks.

  • ronnie

    It’s good to know all her Republican buddies are now buying her stuff, now I won’t feel as guilty not buying anything of hers again.

  • Chris

    Mixing politics and music is a bad idea because it can hurt her career. Of course, if she is lucky enough to be on the “right” side it could help her sales.  In her defense, every politician is multifaceted and the reason each of us vote varies, i.e. some people have a “right to life” test, some people have a “gay marriage” test, some people have a “no new taxes” test, some just don’t like Obama.

    Kelly’ tweet says her rationale was less government intervention. And she says she has flip flopped, from voting Democrat to Republican.  There are a lot of people that fit that demographic according to recent polls.  She’s foolish for revealing that but she has every right.  A lot of entertainers came out last election in support of one candidate or another.

    The chance of Ron Paul winning is slim to none so this is all much ado about a theoretical outcome.

  • Anonymous

    I just saw a report on CNN about Kelly’s sales increase due to her support tweet of Ron Paul.  Good for Kelly. I love her voice and think it is great if this helped increase her sales.  I really do not think he has any chance of winning but I am not impressed with any of these candidates on either side.  Go Kelly.

  • JS

    Sorry but Queer, especially how Ron Paul said it, is very derogatory.  Thats like saying n-gg er is not derogatory – have you heard it in a rap song?  Don’t show your ignorance.  Ron Paul was just endorsed by a guy who thinks gays should be executed.  Homophobia and discrimination of any kind is terrible…and we have to realize when economic times are tough, people seek scapegoats…the gays, the blacks, the jews, etc.  

  • Anonymous

    [quote]Actually, he is personally opposed to abortion, but believes it a states rights issue.  He would not outlaw it at the federal level, but many candidates would[/quote] To put this on topic, which is Kelly Clarkson. Perhaps she didn’t  do searches about Ron Paul’s record on  the anti-choice bills he either sponsored or co-sponsored, or voted for,  on a federal level which would seem to negate this. Like say, the “Sanctity of Life Act.” Or perhaps Kelly didn’t realize that when Ron Paul spoke of putting things to state levels, it was with the intent to outlaw things, like choice and gay marriage. Because Ron Paul doesn’t want the federal government making laws to do with those things! (small government, dontcha know)…he wants the states to have the right to outlaw them. Which is where his saying he would have voted against the Civil Rights Act, makes total sense. Or say his views on Lawrence v. Texas, where he was upset over Texas not having the right to outlaw sodomy (a sexual act between consenting adults of any gender) anymore.  To quote ” There are, however, states’ rights—rights plainly affirmed in the Ninth and Tenth amendments. Under those amendments, the State of Texas has the right to decide for itself how to regulate social matters like sex, using its own local standards.” So yeah, BAD federal government! Boo that states can’t make invasive, regressive laws anymore. Which is exacly the thrust of his “We the People Act” BS. It’s not really about having smaller government, it’s about not letting the federal government tell states they can’t be as quite as racist, anti-choice and homophic as they would otherwise like to be. Which again, Kelly might know from doing even some simple google searches, instead of just announcing on Twitter that she was for the guy for being ‘small government.’ 

    But hey, maybe it contributed to her getting a boost in her sales on Amazon! So Kelly shouldn’t be upset at all the hatahs on Twitter, and instead be happy that maybe some amount of people decided to buy her album as a result of the ensuing publicity from her Twitter announced Prez. choice.

  • http://twitter.com/OneTwoDoseyDoe Roger Kramjet

    I really am not sure how this will effect Kelly. I first thought that it would hurt her in the long run because she is one of those squeaky clean idols Underwood, Clarkson, McQreery… when you hear there names you think vanilla non-controversial thoughts. Now when you think of Kelly you may have a polarized opinion based on your political beliefs. I know I will not think of her the same way.

    I am not sure what to think of her support based on Ron Paul’s positions in the past. I was completely mad at her but am now on the fence a bit. I did some more research and Ron Paul is the only GOP candidate that refused to sign the marriage pledge… all other GOP candidates signed it. He also is against constitutional amendments to ban gay marriage and the hate group National Organization of Marriage (The group that ran those stupid a storm is a coming ads) are airing attack ads against him in Iowa… So I just don’t know how this will effect Kelly anymore. I am assuming if I am on the fence other people doing more research may change their opinion as well.

    I am reserving my judgment now until more facts emerge about both Ron Paul and Kelly.

    Did anybody else hear something about Lady Gaga recording a campaign song for Ron Paul?

  • Anonymous

    I first thought that it would hurt her in the long run because she is one of those squeaky clean idols Underwood, Clarkson, McQueery… 

    McQueery?  Really?  OK then.

    The hypocrisy of name-calling in the context of this whole issue is sort of mind-blowing.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I’m amazed and rather amused at the “controversy” that Kelly has kicked up with her public support of Ron Paul.  Never woulda thunk it would happen.  lol

    “I don’t know what to say except I wish Kelly the best, and look forward to at least one skit on SNL on 1/7/12. ”

    lol I’m looking forward to that appearance too, but mainly for Kelly’s singing performance. It will be interesting if there’s a skit about this latest “incident”.

  • Anonymous

    Kelly Clarkson:
    Stronger (Deluxe): #3 on Amazon
    Stronger: #11 on iTunes
    iTunes Sessions: #19 on iTunes

    Just amazing what 1 little tweet can do!!

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for doing research and not jumping the gun.

  • http://twitter.com/OneTwoDoseyDoe Roger Kramjet

    Sorry for the misspelling… That was not an attempt at name calling although I was surprised you thought I was calling him a name. Not really sure how to spell his last name. I have nothing against Scotty and should have used his first name although I am not sure if that is how he spells his first name either. lol Look back at my posts I have no hate toward the country people… I go through phases of actually liking it although I am more into old school country like Dolly Parton. Coat of many colors gets me every time.

  • Anonymous

    Raymond Luna: That was the best statement of them all, thank you!

  • Anonymous

    @JS: ”
    Sorry but Queer, especially how Ron Paul said it, is very derogatory. ”

    I just looked at the video of Paul on Bruno, and yes he used queer in a disrespectful manner, as he very well should have. The prank Bruno did was very disrespectful to Ron Paul. So it’s tit for tat. 

    @JS: “Ron Paul was just endorsed by a guy who thinks gays should be executed.”

    The textbook example in Wikipedia for the guilt by association as an ad hominem fallacy states: “My opponent for office just received an endorsement from the Puppy Haters Association. Is that the sort of person you would want to vote for?”

    Furthermore, Ron Paul believes in the non-aggression principle, so he disagrees with that guy.

    @JS: “Homophobia and discrimination of any kind is terrible.”

    Define terrible. Gays discriminate in dating only gays. Straights discriminate in only dating straights. People have a right to discriminate and they exercise that right constantly. As long as a homophobe or racist doesn’t commit aggression or threaten aggression, then they haven’t done anything terrible.

    @JS: “and we have to realize when economic times are tough, people seek scapegoats…the gays, the blacks, the jews, etc.”

    As long as they don’t commit aggression, then it doesn’t matter who they think is the cause of the problem. You don’t have a right to not be offended. If you do, then I’ll just pretend that your words right now offend me and have you hauled off to prison.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Kelly gained 13,059 Twitter followers in the 3 days after
    her Ron Paul tweet vs. gaining 6,172 followers in the 3 days before the tweet.

    http://twittercounter.com/compare/kelly_clarkson/week/followers

    I hope that they all buy her CD.  lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Christa-Bailey/100000078140875 Christa Bailey

    Then you were never her true fan anyway. Her real fans will stand by her. You should make sure you research all of the artists you buy to make sure they do not disagree with you. Very sad.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I’m a fan of Kelly’s, but I really dislike this “true fan” labeling.  Personally, I just view this situation a Kelly supporting Paul for SOME of his ideas, but she was not aware of the controversy regarding those allegedly ghost written newsletters, so she was just ill-informed and it’s not a big deal to me.  I support singers if I like their music and have never bought any music for any other reason (like so-and-so is a “nice person”), so unless I find that a singer has done something so objectionable to me that I cannot support him/her, then I’m cool.  With so many fans from Idol though, they think that they “know” their favorites and often support them for reasons beyond/moreso than their music, so when something happens that runs contrary to their image of that person, they can be shocked and withdraw their support, which is OK, because that support wasn’t based on music anyway, but a perceived image of that person without really knowing them in real life (which is why the sales of so many Idol alums falls so drastically after their debuts).