Tallahassee, FL - It was politics with a side of humor at Florida State University Wednesday.
Jason Alexander, who played George Costanza on Seinfeld, spoke to a crowd of students, asking them to vote for President Barack Obama.
Alexander told the students, government spending is the best way to save the economy. As for Mitt Romney's plan of spending cuts and tax breaks, Alexander says it would bring "shrinkage" to the economy.
Jason Alexander stated, "I don't anticipate it working again so yes, there could be significant shrinkage and it won't be because he was in the pool."
Celebrities are lining up behind both candidates. Romney has his own comedian, Jeff Foxworthy.
But do celebrity endorsements even matter? I spoke with a political science professor here at FSU who says not really."
Carol Weissert, FSU Professor says, “No, no evidence of that what so ever.“ When asked what if the celebrity is really funny? Carol said while laughing, “no.”
Professor Carol Weissert says celebrities may not sway votes, but they can bring excitement to campaigns, especially among young voters. "I think that the Obama administration is really trying to get out the youth vote."
We found one undecided voter at the Alexander event.
Eric Reiner, FSU Sophomore stated, "well I wouldn't have come out here if he wasn't here so it could have a big impact."
After leaving FSU, the Seinfeld star headed to the University of Florida, in hopes of bringing laughs and securing votes for the president.
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