OPEN LETTER: Actress Stacey Dash has defended her decision to publicly endorse Mitt Romney in the recent Presidential elections
STACEY DASH has penned an open letter defending her controversial decision to publicly endorse Mitt Romney in the recent Presidential elections.
The Clueless actress, who became the poster child for minority women voting republican, faced an overwhelming backlash after tweeting her support for Romney throughout the race.
In the 1344-word letter, sent to gossip site TMZ, she claims that she was subject to “racially-charged criticisms” and said she had been “naïve to believe that she could speak my voice without being criticised”
She said: "Perhaps I publicly endorsed Romney from a slightly naive place, thinking that I could speak my voice without being criticised in such racially charged and hateful tones."
"People get it wrong. My vote for Romney isn’t a vote against Obama. That’s not how full participants in the democratic process operate. We vote for candidates and we vote for issues," she went on.
“Perhaps I publicly endorsed Romney from a slightly naive place, thinking that I could speak my voice without being criticized in such racially charged and hateful tones.”
The 45-year-old star then questioned what President Obama had done for the country while expressing that Mitt Romney has not been given a fair chance to prove that he is the man for the job.
“I haven’t heard much from anyone (including the people heaping insults my way) about the great things Obama HAS done for our country, like repairing the infrastructure of our highways, bridges and train rails and creating a lot of jobs by this program.”
“I also don’t understand why more people aren’t acknowledging the good that has come about thanks to Romney’s Massachusetts medical coverage for all citizens. In addition, Romney’s business acumen is sterling. Our country needs a savvy business manager with the ability to work on both sides of the aisle. Paul Ryan is another brilliant mind with a viable plan for the economy of this country. They’ve injected so much energy into the race. We need that ambition and focus to get our country back on its feet.”
She then added, which some critics have called contradictory, praise for Obama.
She said of Obama: “He’s brilliant, understated, ethical, a great husband and father. President Obama will always be remembered as one of the greatest leaders this United States of America has ever known.”
Adding: “At the end of the day we are in this together. This is Our American Family. I do not want to be a part of the hateful voices insulting each other. I want to be a part of the voices that helps shape the future. Don’t you?”
President Obama was re-elected to a second term in office on Tuesday night (Nov 6).
America's first black president has secured the 270 votes in the electoral college needed to win the race by the narrowest of margins.
Dash took to Twitter to congratulate Romney and Ryan on fighting "the good fight."