Crystal Bowersox making stop in Sandusky

Local American Idol finalist to stump for Obama campaign in downtown.
Jason Werling
Oct 19, 2012

Elliston native, singer, and American Idol finalist Crystal Bowersox will thank volunteers and host a canvas kick off at the Obama for America Sandusky Office at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.

The event is part of the OFA-OH's Women Decide 2012 initiative. The office is at 218 Columbus Ave. in downtown Sandusky.

Read more about the stop in Sunday's Sandusky Register and



How Much?

Jason Werling

Details, details. :) Sorry about that Sanduskybasketball2. There is no charge, but this isn't a performance, just an appearance.

swiss cheese kat

I'll pass.

Taxed Enough Already

me too. I never cared for her Janis Joplin style of singing.


Who cares? The people weren't allowed to see the President but we should go see some loser from American Idol?


Ill go, I was a fan since She first auditioned, when will she be making the appearance?

swiss cheese kat

It says 4:30 p.m. on Saturday in the article..


yeah just saw it,
dag, I have to work lol


she'll fit raught in


I love how the Register tells us about things that are happening too late to make any plans to attend those things that are happening. Publishing information about the appearance TODAY doesn't do me a bit of good were I inclined to attend. I have other plans that have been in place for a couple of weeks and, while I might have rearranged things earlier, today is far too late for that!

That being said, I wouldn't go anyway. I thought Crystal Bowersox was terrificly talented on American Idol, and I still think she should have won (and had the show actually been based on talent, she would have). But all of the celebrities (or pseudo-celebrities) supporting the Obama campaign just make me sick. What do they know anyway, aside from how to sway the opinions of their just-as-ignorant-too-much-of-the-time fans? Though I understand that Bowersox was a single mom who received government aid prior to her stint on Idol which suddenly makes her support of the Food Stamp President kind of a given...


Do all the pseudo-celebrities endorsing Rmoney make you sick as well?

You Kid Rock, Ted Nugent, Clint Eastwood, Robert Duvall, Kelsey Grammer, Chuck Norris, Andy Garcia, Jon Voight, Patricia Heaton, Dean Cain, James Caan, Sylvester Stallone, Tom Selleck, Gary Sinese, James Woods, Erik Estrada, and Lorenzo Lamas, Jerry Bruckheimer, David Zucker, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Jon Cryer, Victoria Jackson, Angie Harmon, Gerald McRaney, Heidi Montag, Connie Stevens, Joe Eszterhas, Powers Booth, Scott Biao, John Ratzenberger, Dennis Miller, Drew Carey.


Actors need to stay out of politics and do what they do well. Political endorsement makes them look like a pile. My neighbor has as much convincing me how to vote as my ex wife's dog does. Just because somebody in the movie or TV industry has a POV will not change mine whatsoever. Are you that shallow, buckeye15?


Huh? In response to Sam Adams being disgusted by celebrities supporting the president, I pointed out that many others support the other candidate as well. And that makes me shallow how?


Yes, in the main, they do make me sick as well. There are exceptions to the rule on both sides of the aisle. For example, though I disagree with him, Ted Danson actually DOES have a certain amount of expertise where ocean pollution is concerned and thus his opinion at least has some informed basis. Martin Sheen has walked the walk for YEARS on nuclear issues. On the other side, Ted Nugent is a more than a little credible where 2nd Amendment issues are concerned, while Dennis Miller is both intelligent and has made a point of being far more well informed politically speaking than the vast majority of Americans.

What makes me sick — and I should have been more clear — isn't that celebrities have an opinion. Whatever I happen to think myself, we all have the right to support or oppose candidates or campaigns for any reason, or no reason at all (though the latter is what's gotten us into this mess in the first place). No, what's nauseating is those who go public with their support with no more expertise on a given issue than the average guy or gal on the street (which today isn't saying much), and are given so much credibility for their views solely because they're famous.

Huh. Maybe it's not the celebrities that make me sick after all, but those voters who blindly follow such celebrities without any rationale whatsoever other than, "Well, if Eva Longoria thinks Obama is hot, I should vote for him, too!"

I see your point, buckeye15, and you're right. Sorry for not make it clear that the sickness goes both ways and comes from both directions!


Crystal Bowersox is entertaining YOUR blogs are nauseating!!


Your response seemed very reasonable till you said Ted Nugent is credible on the 2nd Amendment.

What makes him credible? Is he a constitutional scholar? Or is it just because he loves to shoot guns and kill things? Or is it because he didn't bathe and crapped in his pants for 30 days before his military physical in order to get out of military service?

Or is it because he came out on stage in 2007 in full-on camouflage hunting gear, wielding two machine guns while raging, "Obama, he's a piece of s**t. I told him to suck on my machine gun. Hey Hillary," he continued. "You might want to ride one of these into the sunset, you worthless b**ch."

Or is it because he said in April: "If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will be either be dead or in jail by this time next year".

Or do you just like to sing along to Whang Dang Sweet Poontang?

The Big Dog's back

sam a, why is it entertainers on the right always seem to go over the edge? ted nugent, dennis miller, and the late ron silver couldn't just say they were for the Repub candidate, they had to go crazy.


I will offer up Crystal Bowersox as an excellent example to Republicans of the need for government assistance. She was struggling to support herself and family and utilized the aid that was available to her until she got the break she so richly deserved. Now she has a recording contract and is a productive, tax-paying member of society. I would say it was worth the investment in her.

That is kind of similar to the story I heard recently about JK Rowling, She lived off of government assistance while she was writing the book that would start her on the road to rich and famous. Again a very worthwhile investment by taxpayers (albeit in a different country).


@ buckeye15:

JK Rowling was on govt. assistance?

Good example to help illustrate that the UK is goin' down the fiscal tubes with the U.S.

No comparison of the number of "successes" to "failures."

Under Mr. Obama we have seen an explosion of entitlement spending:

"Between 2008 and 2011, federal welfare payments have jumped 32 percent. Food stamps have surged, with 71 percent more spending on the program in 2011 compared with 2008. Health payments, principally Medicaid, have climbed 37 percent."

Compared to the rest of the world, we are a nation of 'Haves' and 'Have Mores.'


I think you missed buckeye15's point. No, I am sure you did!




Your stats on welfare have been spun and are still spinning.


Nobody has, to the best of my knowledge, suggested that government assistance be cut in its entirety. You did, however, make the point that most conservatives have tried to make for years: Bowersox got assistance for awhile, but kept working. As a result, she ended up with one heck of a big break and she no longer NEEDS that assistance. That's how it's SUPPOSED to work! What I resent are those who use assistance as a LIFESTYLE. And I'm sorry to say that there are a whole heck of a lot of them out there! Along with truly useless government expenditures, it's those leeches on the system who are causing the system AND the country to dig itself ever deeper in debt.


Give me one example of someone you know that has been on welfare for life.

The Big Dog's back

Crystal is definitely worth the investment. That's all most people are looking for, a hand up the ladder. Go Crystal.


I personally think that if you have ever been on public assistance and then become famous (and rich) you should have to pay back the money that the government gave you. This includes athletes who received scholarships to college. I know that it won't happen, but it would be nice if they volunteered to do so of their own free will.


I find it hilarious how everyone loved Ms. Bowersox when she was on TV, but all of a sudden when they find out she is supporting our president it becomes:

"loser" and "who cares"


I never loved her and she did lose.

Mr. D

Aww, you're just jealous. . . sip some tea. . .


I never cared for her or her music, and I am sorry she did lose. She did it the right way...she didnt STAY on assistance, she used the help and got OFF assistance. TOO many think that government assistance is a way of life.