Monday, March 3, 2008
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:
Fall Out Boy
The Arcade Fire
My Morning Jacket
Jon Bon Jovi
Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Co.
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
Gary Hirshberg, CEO of Stonyfield Farm Yogurt
Bill Bradley, former senator from New Jersey, and player for the New York Knicks
Janet Napolitano, Governor of Arizona
Newspaper Las Vegas Review-Journal
Patrick Leahy, Senator from Vermont,
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
Chris Dodd, Ohio senator
John D. Rockefeller IV
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?