Actress/Singer Alicia Witt Sticks with Obama Who Gave Her 'Passion' for America

Actress/singer Alicia Witt (IMDb page), who came to semi-fame playing Cybill Shepherd's teenage daughter 'Zoey' on the late 1990s CBS sit-com Cybill, traveled to Washington, DC this past week, which she told the Washington Examiner was her first visit to the nation's capital since 'President Obama's inauguration, which she says made her feel more patriotic than she ever has in her life.'

That gave her a 'passion' for the U.S. and it 'still gives me chills even though the darkness has sort of overcome our country again.'

The paper's August 18 'Yeas & Nays' item, 'Witt performs at W, votes for O,' quoted her as saying 'I would vote for Obama over Romney, but I think there are worse candidates over Romney.'

The actress who starred on Law & Order: Criminal Intent during its 2007 season and had a recurring role on NBC/DirecTV's Friday Night Lights, and who was in town to play piano and sing at the W hotel (her My Space page), recalled her time at the 2009 inaugural:

It was an amazing time to be in the capital, that's for sure. I have never experienced in my life anything like the swarms of people and the passion that I felt for the country. The diversity, people from all over the country, all ages and money groups - it was just astonishing and overwhelming and still gives me chills even though the darkness has sort of overcome our country again.

- Brent Baker is Vice President for Research and Publications at the Media Research Center. Click here to follow Brent Baker on Twitter.