Mitt Romney has earned a full-throated endorsement from famous porn star Jenna Jameson. While sipping champagne in the VIP room of a gentlemen’s club in San Francisco, Jameson told a television reporter:
I’m very looking forward to a Republican being back in office. When you’re rich, you want a Republican in office.
This endorsement is unlikely to help Romney with his base.
Interestingly, Jameson appears as willing to change her position (both political and physical) as often as Romney does. Back in 2008, she was a Hillary Clinton supporter. Maybe she wasn’t as rich back then?
And in an interview in 2007, she said:
The Clinton administration was the best years for the adult industry and I wish that Clinton would run again. I would love to have him back in office. I would love to have Al Gore in office. When Republicans are in office, the problem is, a lot of times they try to put their crosshairs on the adult industry, to make a point. It’s sad, when there are so many different things that are going on in the world: war, and people are dying of genocide. It’s sad that they feel that they have to target the sex industry, and not target the problems with insurance and the homeless and the AIDS epidemic. There are so many things that need to be cleared up before fucking pornography. I look forward to another democrat being in office. It just makes the climate so much better for us, and I know that once all our troops come home, things are going to be better and I think that getting Bush out of office is the most important thing right now.
This isn’t Romney’s only link with pornography. The Marriott hotel chain offered in-room pornography during the decade that Romney was on the company’s board, earning the ire of social conservatives (coincidentally, he is named after the founder of the Marriott chain, Willard Marriott). Nowadays, Romney regularly denounces porn during campaigning and has promised to “vigorously” crack down on it if he is elected president.