Obama Calls On Rock Stars For Support

artist: Misc date: 01/18/2012 category: general music news

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Obama Calls On Rock Stars For Support
President Obama is seeking support from mainstream rock acts, including Arcade Fire, Vampire Weekend and Maroon 5, for his imminent re-election campaign. His wish list of musicians also includes the likes of Jay-Z, Alicia Keys and John Legend, according to NME. The President is so keen to attach himself to the list of high-profile musicians that he's already sent the list to campaign donors to suggest they will be endorsing his campaign. Jay-Z and John Legend did publicly support his 2008 campaign, but to us it seems a little presumptuous to add their names before making it official. Some musicians have actively spoken against Obama, including Pink Floyd's Roger Waters, despite begrudgingly supporting the re-election campaign considering the alternative candidates. Last month, Waters said the President need to "develop bigger cojones" if he wanted to govern in the way his voters expect. "I'm very, very disappointed by his foreign policy," he said. "It obviously goes against everything that I believe. Having said that, it seems that the alternative to re-electing Obama would be such a heinous disaster for this country if you look at the candidates on the other side." What do UG readers think of Obama's performance during his time in the White House? Is he the lesser of two evils, or did he just fall short on one too many promises? Share your opinion below.
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