Spike Lee Talks Mitt Romney Encounter and Election

Spike Lee

Everybody knows Spike Lee is quite outspoken.  He’s not shy about his politics or his ideas about other filmmakers and actors and their inability to deliver what he feels is quality work in Hollywood.  But now he’s focusing on the election season and the showdown between Mitt Romney and President Obama.

Spike Lee recalled that he ran into Mitt Romney in D.C.’s Reagan National Airport and he yelled over to Spike, as if he knew him:

“I was just in D.C. and he was there and he said, ‘What’s up, Spike?'” Lee recalled. “I said, ‘What’s happening, Mitt?’ We were in line getting something to eat. So I said what’s up and shook hands.”

But of course that encounter didn’t do anything to sway his ideas of Mitt Romney.  He has been quite vocal saying that Romney can’t hang with his boy, Obama:

“Once we get to the debates my man is going to tear him up!” Lee said in a June interview with GQ.com. “It’s going to be obvious who should lead this country for the next four years once they go head to head, toe to toe, elbow to elbow, butt to butt. And I don’t think Mr. Romney can hang with him. He just can’t!”

But what he says it will boil down to is Romney’s religion.  The Huffington Post reported an interview Spike did with Vulture magazine saying that it will be a tight election, but he doesn’t think that anyone will want to vote for a Mormon.   But he also shred that if Obama doesn’t win this election:

“I will be dead before it happens.”

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-J.C. Brooks

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