Monday, March 3, 2008

Obama Endorsements



Is it just me or is everyone endorsing Obama? I hardly hear of anyone backing Hillary. A couple backed McCain (i.e. Sylvester Stalone, Arnold Schwarzennager, spelling?), but it seems everyone is behind Obama! Maybe it's for a good reason. I'm torn myself, and endorsements won't sway me but they will intrigue me to see his growing support from respected celebrities.

Barack Obama Endorsements:

Oprah
Pearl Jam
Usher
Fall Out Boy
Common
Stevie Wonder
The Dead
Ludacris
The Arcade Fire
Phil Lesh
Ne-Yo
Bright Eyes
My Morning Jacket
Madonna
50 Cent
Jon Bon Jovi
Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Co.
Edward Kennedy
Caroline Kennedy, daughter of John F. Kennedy
Deval Patrick, governor of Massachusetts
Federico Peña, Secretary of Energy under Bill Clinton
Theodore Sorensen, advisor to John F. Kennedy
Kathleen Turner
Gary Hirshberg, CEO of Stonyfield Farm Yogurt
Bill Bradley, former senator from New Jersey, and player for the New York Knicks
John Kerry
Janet Napolitano, Governor of Arizona
Newspaper Las Vegas Review-Journal
Patrick Leahy, Senator from Vermont,
Toni Morrison
Robert DeNiro
Maria Shriver, wife of California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
George Clooney, actor
David Wilhelm, manager of Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign
Service Employees International Union
United Food and Commercial Workers International Union
Teamsters Union
Hulk Hogan
Chris Dodd, Ohio senator
John D. Rockefeller IV
Russell Simmons

Just to name a few. Do you know of any others?

I found the music artists at the top of the list in the newest Rolling Stone Magazine. A few of the artists vocalized that they agree with Obama's slogan that he is moving towards a "change." Common stated that overseas, we're a joke. Obama is the only way to pull us out of that stained image.

Win Butler says, "Barack is the first candidate in my lifetime to strip some of this bullshit away, and I just hope we don't blow this chance. Man, if we miss this opportunity, we don't deserve it."

Stevie Wonder says Barack Obama is a mix between Martin Luther King, Jr. and Kennedy. These are strong supporters.

Who do you support? Why?

1 comment:

Mike Belgrove said...

One of our guys over on Highbrid Nation did a post on Russell Simmons backing Barack Obama. Lol, he didn't have very kind things to say about it. I'd have to agree with him too. Russell is one of the founding fathers of hip hop but he's not really relevant to the crowd he tries to speak on behalf of.