Tom Hanks Is the Only Liberal Ecstatic About President Obama

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BERLIN, GERMANY - JUNE 09: Actor Tom Hanks attends the Premiere of 'Larry Crowne' at CineStar on June 9, 2011 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Florian G Seefried/Getty Images) Photo: Florian G Seefried/2011 Florian G Seefried

While Al Gore gripes about President Obama's lack of leadership on climate change, Jon Stewart claims that he hasn't "live[d] up to his promises," and progressives beg him to stop pussyfooting around with gay marriage, Tom Hanks, at least, seems to have no complaints.

Hanks, a longtime Democrat, went on to say that the president has not only lived up to his expectations but “expanded” them.

Said Hanks, “If you would have told me a few years ago that ‘don't ask, don't tell’ would be repealed and about a billion jobs at General Motors and Chrysler would have been saved because the president was smart enough and strong enough and bold enough to do so, I would have said, 'Wow. That's a good president, I think I'll vote for him again.'”

In Hanks's defense, a billion is a lot of jobs.

Tom Hanks: I’m voting for Obama again [Click/Politico]