Jolie says 'Obama Would Be Great for My Family"
Posted on Fri Oct 10, 2008 11:23 AM PDT
LOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Angelina Jolie says she agrees with Presidential Candidate Barack Obama on many issues, but that doesn't mean she'll be voting for him in November.
"Obama is fighting for international justice, he wants to intervene militarily in genocide abroad, and he wants to close down Guantanamo Bay," she tells the German edition of Vanity Fair. "They are things which could move me to vote for him, not his roots. Of course, an American president like Barack Obama would be great for my family."
But Jolie says just because Obama would be a good example for her family isn't "reason enough to vote for him."
Although she spends much of her time abroad, Jolie goes on to says "I am very proud of being American, and all my children have American passports."
"For me, our family is just what America is - a melting pot, a mixture of many different races and nations," she tells the magazine. "My children should be proud of their Asian and African roots, but that in no way means a lack of respect for the fact that they and their parents are Americans."