I have been a huge Bob Dylan fan for years. His literary sense is so unique and so profound. Years ago, I actually made a photo collage of the songwriter that hangs in the guest bedroom to this day. So the point is this: I didn’t think I could love Dylan more than I already do. But now I do.
Last night, while playing “Blowing in the Wind” before a crowd in Madison, Wisconsin, the usually reticent Dylan shouted out that Obama was a tough act to follow and that he believed the President would win reelection by a landslide. The crowd roared in response.
Here’s pretty close to what I said last night in Madison. I said from the stage that we had to play better than good tonight, that the president was here today and he’s a hard act to follow. Also, that we’re not fooled by the media and we think it’s going to be a landslide. That’s pretty much all of it.
- Bob Dylan
This is the same Dylan who didn’t want to be a spokesperson or political activist in the 1960s. That guy is coming out strong for President Obama. That should tell you something about how historic the 44th President really is.
Dylan isn’t the only music legend that is all in for Obama. In addition to Bruce Springsteen playing a rally with the President yesterday, former Beatle Paul McCartney taped an endorsement and voting PSA with his band, which includes American members who voted Obama:
I hope those senior citizens who are polling for Romney can stop for a minute and think back to their youthful idealism – to a time when they may have loved Dylan and The Beatles.