- Reuters/Gus Ruelas
Stacey Dash received death threats after announcing her endorsement for Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential race and now the actress is standing by her choice despite the fact that her candidate lost in the 45th presidential election.
Dash, 46, took to her "Stay Dashing" blog where she reaffirmed her public decision to vote for Romney despite the backlash that she received.
"I voted for Romney because our economy is in a tailspin. I drive by block after block of homes that have been foreclosed upon. I see growing numbers of people living in their cars," Dash wrote. "I know what the unemployment record is in our country and I know what the cost of gasoline is as well. I'm all about exploring a problem and figuring out what the solution is."
Despite her decision to vote for Romney, Dash still extended her blessings to President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.
"I guess the first thing I want to say is congratulations to us all for participating in this countries 45th democratic election. God Bless President Obama and Vice President Biden and all members of the government elected or reelected," Dash wrote. "We are truly blessed to have the privilege to have our votes counted and be represented in our government."
Comments like "Wait Stacey Dash is voting for Romney? You get a lil money and you forget that you're black and a woman two things Romney hates," awaited Dash when she announced the candidate that she supported. The actress used the platform of her blog to sound off on those making racist comments based on who the African-American, Mexican and Bajan actress voted for.
"There's this assumption that people only vote for their own color. I can't even touch that but we all know it's true for a bunch of uninformed people," Dash wrote in her blog posting of over 1,000 words. "Of course a whole bunch of people only voted for Romney/Ryan because they're the white ticket. Those voters are reactionary and prejudiced. The same is true for those that voted for Obama/Biden on grounds that Obama is black."
However, Dash insists that she does not believe in that idea. While she accepts the idea that Romney lost the 45th presidential election, Dash said she is praying that Obama can turn the country around.
"Although I am disappointed that Governor Romney and Congressman Ryan did not win," Dash said. "I am hopeful that President Obama will lead us to becoming the great UNITED STATES OF AMERICA that thrives."