Obama Would Like Fergie, Adam Levine & Lea Michele’s Endoresement
Is Obama a huge Maroon 5, Glee, and Black Eyed Peas fan? Maybe, maybe not — but he does want their endorsement on his 2012 re-election. The Commander-in-Chief already has stars like Lady Gaga on his team, but that didn’t stop him from releasing a “wish list” of celebrities he’d like on board as he bids for a second term. Amongst names we might easily expect to find here, such as B.o.B., Jay-Z, and Alicia Keys, there are such diverse acts as Arcade Fire, Lady Antebellum, the Jonas Brothers, Janelle Monae, Ricky Martin, Regina Spektor, and Vampire Weekend. (Kelly Clarkson was apparently already spoken for.) Check out the full list of names below.
will.i.am Marc Anthony Arcade Fire India Arie B.o.B. Sara Bareilles Bebe Chris Cornell Counting Crows Robert Cray David Anthony Eric Robertson and the Boston Boys Fergie Jay-Z Josh Groban Bruce Hornsby Jack Johnson Jonas Brothers Alicia Keys Jewel Lady Antebellum Ledisi John Legend Adam Levine Ricky Martin Chrisette Michelle Lea Michele Bette Midler Janelle Monae Penn Masala Esperanza Spalding Regina Spektor Curtis Stigers The Band Perry The Roots Train Vampire Weekend Wilco
And these are just the musicians! This list comes courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, which notes that Lady Antebellum has already passed on this (and any) endorsement.
Clearly the President is trying to cover all his musical bases! We are curious to see how many of these acts actually take Obama up on the offer, though…