On Meet the Press's "Press Pass" released today, actress Ashley Judd praised President Obama and declared that she was "fired up" for his re-election.
"I think that he is a powerful leader, I think that he is a brilliant man I think that he has an incredible devotion to our Constitution, and that he is now able to flower more as the president I knew he could be," Judd said about Obama.
A passionate campaign surrogate of Obama's 2008 campaign, Judd admitted that she was a little discouraged during his first term in office. Part of what reignited her passion, she said, was the president's support for gay marriage.
"That moved me to tears," she said, referring to the president's announcement.
When asked by David Gregory what she thought about Mitt Romney, Judd admitted that she actually had little idea of what he stood for.
"To be perfectly honest, I haven't paid that much attention to him because I'm so into my guy," she said, saying she was too busy working on her new TV show to pay attention to the presidential race at this point, but added she knew something about Romney's platform from his primary fight against Rick Santorum.
Judd said she disagreed with Romney on the economy, environment, the role of government and regulation and "girls and women and their participation in the public space."
When asked by Gregory what would energize Obama's supporters in the fall, Judd cited Republicans "saying really dumb things" about "women's reproductive health."
"Here we are in America in 2010 talking about whether modern family planning is useful!" she exclaimed, after reminding Gregory that she often spoke about contraception with women in third-world countries.