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Congressman Ron Paul fans’ work to elect their hero and end the fed just got a soundtrack: Kelly Clarkson’s new album.
The former “American Idol” star tweeted her support for Ron Paul on Thursday, and as CNN Money reports, her much-publicized comments have apparently created a huge jump in sales for her new album, “Stronger.”
According to CNN, the singer’s sales on Amazon grew 442 percent between Thursday and Friday afternoon, shooting her album from #38 to #7 on the site’s sales list. The record also moved to #13 on Aplle’s iTunes charts.
Granted, Clarkson’s no stranger to good sales — though she has famously battled with her record company over the content of her albums. But the latest bump does seem to be in part at least to her comments on Thursday, when she said if Paul won the GOP nomination, he’d have her vote.
According to CBS, one reviewer on Amazon wrote:
"I must admit I have not really followed you but your recent stance on Ron Paul made me check you out. If you are smart enough to support Ron Paul then you are probably talented too."
Paul, who currently teeters on the brink of an outsider upset in Iowa’s caucus for Tuesday but is considered a long shot for the nomination, is known for having his own young and energized fan base. Of course, they could be spending their extra money on campaign contributions instead of Kelly Clarkson albums, but hey — it’s a free country, right libertarians?
Also, new game: find Kelly Clarkson sound lyrics that sound like Ron Paul comments about freedom, America, etc.