Andria writes: I had the pleasure of listening to (I was too far away to see) Sean Astin give a political speech at a rally for John Kerry today in St. Louis. He referenced being Samwise Gamgee from LOTR which got a loud cheer from the crowd. Of the the people that spoke at the rally (pre-Kerry and Edwards) Astin delivered the most articulate and heart-felt speech of the group. I was thrilled. (SPECIAL NOTE: TORN in no way endorses or condemns the political views of candidates or cast members supporting candidates. We just report.)