Jay-Z, Springsteen and Arcade Fire’s Win Butler Endorse President Obama
“I want four more sweet years of Canadians liking Americans”
With the elections quickly approaching (cheer up little girl), various musicians have thrown their support behind the reelection campaign of President Barack Obama.
Arcade Fire’s Win Butler (American by birth, Canadian by residence) penned an essay for Dave Eggers and Jordan Kurland's 90 Days, 90 Reasons project, saying:
“The Republicans will try to convince America that President Obama being a good communicator is somehow a bad thing. In fact, this kind of personal charisma is perhaps the most direct way a president can pursue America's interests abroad. The most compelling recent example of President Obama's abilities as a communicator came in his recent address to the United Nations. This speech was broadcast all over Canada and the world, and it detailed America's vision for human rights, democratic change in the Middle East, and its priority to change the global status of women. I felt so proud that our president understands that there are global moral imperatives that unite us all.”
Meanwhile, Jay-Z and Bruce Springsteen will be making an appearance at President Obama’s rally in Columbus, Ohio. Check out a President Obama’s message from Made in America Festival below.
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