The Obama campaign can finally relax, because two of the most important musical voices of two distinct generations have officially come out in favor of the ’08 prez candidate and gawky dreamboat, and they’re committed to spreading the good word to two very crucial voting blocs: “tweens with no vote (and Maura)” and “NPR listeners/Pitchfork readers who already vote Dem unless there’s a wacky third party.”
First the opinion of the more subdued, casual Mr. Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy:
“I’ve been an Obama supporter from day one,” says Wentz. “After watching the New Hampshire primary, I couldn’t just be an observer anymore – I had to act. Barack is the first politician who’s ever made me feel like our voices actually matter.”
And now the slightly more impassioned Mr. Win Butler of the Arcade Fire:
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…how bad does it have to get?
Yes, it must really be terrible up there with your socialized medicine and ample basketballs. Don’t waste all those government-funded exclamation points on us, defector.
Who’s in for Team I Supported Obama before Pete Wentz Endorsed Him for Little Girls [icecreamheadcahes]
Arcade Fire [Official Site, but you gotta click "Win" and then "Win's Scrapbook" because of course the Arcade Fire are too frou-frou just to have a damn blog]
Related: The Indie Rock Presidential Primary [torr.typepad.com]