Where did Michael J. Fox go wrong?

@djbtol (5496)
United States
October 26, 2006 5:57am CST
Recently Michael J. Fox set out to do some political stumping for the Democrats. His sickness of MS is terrible, but he used it to communicate some mis-truths to voters. He sadly learned that such an act is not immune from responses. Where did he go wrong?
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@cowgirl2701 (2081)
• United States
6 Dec 06
It is good to use his fame for the good of others. If someone like me was to try to do what he did no one would listen. I have Lupus but I am not famous so people wouldn't listen to me. He helped Missouri's stem cell law pass. Hooray For MJF!!!
@dorypanda (1597)
28 Oct 06
Actually Michael J Fox has Parkinsons disease, not MS, and no he didn't exagerate his illness for the campaign, he must be a good person to use his own money to set up the Michael J Fox Foundation, which is looking into Parkinsons disease research and stem cell research, why have a dig at him? He's an actor, not a politician, incidentally, I'm not American, therefore have no political interest in this discussion, I am however a fan of Michael J Fox and I have noticed his condition deteriorating.
@djbtol (5496)
• United States
3 Nov 06
It is good that he is using his fame and fortune to search for cures. See other comments I posted. Thanks
@kesfylstra (1870)
• United States
28 Oct 06
He has Parkinson's. And it wasn't mistruths as much as acting up to play on our emotions. But I do have to agree with you on where he went wrong. It's taking advantage of your fame and the people's emotions.
@djbtol (5496)
• United States
3 Nov 06
In my long winded response above you will see that I am not opposed to his use of the fame. He also has admitted in the past that he will sometimes not take his medicine prior to a public speaking engagement soley for the purpose of demonstrating the maximum effect of his disease. Many people have trouble accepting that - maybe they do not think it is right. Sickness should not be wrapped into politics. Votes swayed by emotions are obviously not sound for the long run.
@mandakat (879)
• Canada
28 Oct 06
What kinds of mistruths?