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Endorsing Ron Paul Sends Album Sales into Orbit

Written by Gary North on January 2, 2012

Kelly Clarkson, the American Idol winner, made a potful of money by endorsing Ron Paul. Album sales soared within hours.

I cannot say that I had heard of Miss Clarkson, but I can appreciate her performance — political, that is.

Sales of Clarkson’s album Stronger shot up 442% between Thursday and Friday afternoon on Amazon moving the album from #38 to #7 on Amazon’s sales list.

The writer adds this silly observation: “While there’s no way to tell whether her support for Paul was the only reason for this jump, the endorsement clearly made a difference for some fans.” I am in direct marketing. Anything that sends sales up that fast is just one thing. Unquestionably, her endorsement sent sales skyrocketing.

Ron Paul’s fans are loyal. They are young. They are Web-savvy. They also buy popular music.

On Thursday, Clarkson wrote on Twitter that if the libertarian candidate “wins the nomination for the Republican party in 2012 he’s got my vote.”

“I love Ron Paul. I liked him a lot during the last republican nomination and no one gave him a chance,” she wrote in an extended tweet.

Social networking will play a major role in politics from now on. It is clearly helping Ron Paul.

News of Clarkson’s Amazon sales was picked up Friday by the Hollywood Reporter. Her album sat at #39 on the Billboard album charts as of Friday afternoon, though it was up to #13 on Apple’s iTunes charts.

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7 thoughts on “Endorsing Ron Paul Sends Album Sales into Orbit

  1. Ron Paul is not Presidental material. His foriegn policy views are crazy..
    He doesn't make sense when you listen closely. When they interviewed him on Fox, he would never answer the question directly and mumble on about other issues.

  2. Which question did he mumble about? Here is a man more forthright about issues than any politician know to mankind. This does not mean he should be president I guess.

    But it sure is refreshing after all the nonsense and policy changes per state, county and even town we see from others on the campaign trail.

  3. Isn’t it amazing everyone talks as if Ron Paul is elected he will be able to accomplish everything he is advocating. Have we forgotten that ideas must pass the House, Senate, be signed by the President and then withstand the test of the courts. Unless an idea can do all that it won’t be implemented so why fear Ron Paul.

  4. She also backed off of her endorsement because of the racist newsletters Paul wrote.

  5. Fighting Grandma says:

    Mary, I worked at the State Department in UN affairs for years and I can tell you his foreign policy views are spot on.

  6. Fighting Grandma says:

    Clarence, it's because everything he is talking about IS Constitutional. If Constitutional ideas don't pass Congress, then we know who the American traitors are and they won't be able to hide behind their enablers for long. Think about it.

  7. whartman says:

    He didn't write them. The newsletter in question printed, over a period of years, a handful of racist opinions. Not his writing, not his opinions.