(CNSNews.com) - Actor and activist Richard Gere told CNSNews.com
on Capitol Hill that President Barack Obama has done an "extraordinary
job" in office and will probably go down as one of America's "great
Gere said, “Overall,
I think he’s done an extraordinary job. I think he’s going to
go down probably as one of our great presidents."
“He’s been able to
juggle – let’s think of all of the problems that he’s had in his
presidency," said the actor. "You know, natural disasters, or
international issues, domestic. He has found a way to change and
flow to learn from every situation.”
Gere continued, “He
obviously puts himself out there personally constantly. He’s a
good listener. He engages on a personal level almost every day.
We’re coming out of this terrible economic crisis. We’re turning
the corner on terrorist situations. I think his engagement with
the Chinese is starting to flower now – the strength within him
is starting to emerge. I think he’s doing a terrific job.”
Richard Gere: Obama Is 'One Of
Our Great Presidents' Friday, June 03, 2011 By Nicholas Ballasy
"The horrendous energy
that we’re all feeling, and the possibility of turning it into
more violence, and revenge, we can stop that. We can take that
energy and turn it into something else. We can turn it into compassion,
and to love, and to understanding."
unpopular right now, but that’s alright."
Richard Gere addresses the
crowd at concert for N.Y. firefighters and police
Richard Gere, after being honored with a humanitarian
award for his work in Tibet, said the following:
I grew up in a time
like a lot of people here. It was Vietnam, and we instinctively,
innately, felt we could change the world. There was no doubt about
it, and we did. We changed he world, and then something happened.
It all became selfish... and rancid...and silly... and stupid,
and we ended up with the last eight years that we’ve had in this
country, which is almost over(applause). We have a few days left,
but with this new administration, I think we can recapture that
innate instinctive feeling that we really can genuinely care for
and love each other...everywhere on the planet. Everywhere, and
no one is outside of that embrace. Nobody. Everyone gets it. We
don't hold it back from the bad guys...the guys with the wrong
color. The guys that live in the wrong places. Everybody gets
By Kerry Picket (Bio | Archive) January 9, 2009 - 00:14 ET
Richard Gere and Others Take Parting Shots at Bush Admin at Critics'
VENICE, Italy (AP)
- Richard Gere and Charlize Theron added their voices to a chorus
of stars taking swipes at the Bush administration at the Venice
"How did we elect
Bush twice?" Gere asked rhetorically while promoting his new film,
"The Hunting Party."
to me is how do the bad people among us end up our leaders?" the
58-year-old actor said at a news conference Monday.
Gere, Theron Bash
Bush in Venice Sep 4 11:04 AM US/Eastern
plans for war are a bizarre bad dream. There doesn't appear to
be any sort of basis for any of this. I have a feeling something
hidden is at work here that will someday see the light of day."
Richard Gere criticises Bush in anti-war attack
Story filed: 14:00 Monday 10th February 2003
Power of Love Richard Gere Says Even Terrorists Deserve Compassion
you can see them [the terrorists] as a relative who's dangerously
sick and we have to give them medicine and the medicine is love
and compassion. There's nothing better."
he said, we must also think about "the terrorists who are
creating such horrible future lives for themselves because of
the negativity of this karma. If you see it from a much wider
point of view, we're all in this together. We're all intimately
interconnected in all of these actions."
Wednesday, October 10, 2001
By David Blaustein
"I keep asking
myself where all this personal enmity between George Bush and
Saddam Hussein comes from. It's like the story of Captain Ahab
and the great white whale from Moby Dick." Gere, a Buddhist, added:
"We have to say 'stop', there's no reason for a war. At the moment
Hussein is not threatening anybody. "It'd be different if he was
staring somebody down with a loaded gun in his hand. But there
doesn't seem to be any indications whatsoever that this man poses
an immediate threat to anybody. "America has never paid any attention
to other people, so it's absurd for Bush to say that it's all
in the best interests of the Iraqi people. "If the United States
marches into Iraq without the backing of the United Nations, that
will be done entirely without the backing of the American people."
Ananova Story filed: 14:00
Monday 10th February 2003