Lionel Richie is already taking sides in the 2016 Presidential election -- telling TMZ he's a huge Hillary Clinton fan ... even though she still hasn't confirmed if she'll be running yet.
For the record ... WE raised the issue -- it wasn't like Lionel was out stumping for Hillary in the middle of the street ... but it was clear, Clinton's already got LR's vote.
In fact, Lionel dropped the L-word when to came to Hillary -- he "loves" her -- and thinks she's super qualified to be the next Commander-In-Chief.
Now feel free to yell at each other about the American political system in the comments section below ... because typing angrily about it will totally make things better.
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