During the 2012 presidential primaries, the American Idol star tweeted her support for Ron Paul. “I love Ron Paul. I liked him a lot during the last Republican nomination and no one gave him a chance. If he wins the nomination for the Republican party in 2012 he’s got my vote. Too bad he probably won’t.”
After she received a barrage of angry tweets accusing her of being “anti-gay” and supporting racism, Clarkson defended herself against these ridiculous and ignorant claims. “I like Ron Paul because he believes in less government and letting the people (all of us) make the decisions and mold our country. That is all. Out of all of the Republican nominees, he’s my favorite.”
Clarkson later rescinded her support, endorsing President Obama over Governor Mitt Romney, but Clarkson’s personal life is very libertarian. In a New York Times profile, Clarkson reveals that she leads a very private, anti-paparazzi life on her ranches in Kentucky and Texas, runs a large animal-rescue shelter, owns nine guns and sleeps with her Colt .45!