Monday, November 5, 2012

Who's endorsing whom in classic rock?

Forget about Gen. Colin Powell endorsing President Obama, or Clint Eastwood endorsing Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

The question here on the eve of Election Day is which candidate is getting endorsements from which classic rock musicians, at least according to a list compiled by The Washington Times?  Just today, we saw Bruce Springsteen singing and performing for the president in Wisconsin.  And it wasn't all that long ago that we saw Meat Loaf giving a rousing endorsement in an appearance with Romney.

Otherwise, The Times lists Romney endorsements from Trace Adkins, The Beach Boys, Alice Cooper, Charlie Daniels, Sara Evans, Lee Greenwood, Sammy Hagar, Taylor Hicks, Julianne Hough, 50 Cent, LL Cool J, Meat Loaf, Ronnie Milsap, Dave Mustaine (Megadeth), Wayne Newton, Ted Nugent, John Ondrasik, Donny and Marie Osmond, John Rich, Kid Rock, Randy Owen (Alabama), Joe Perry and Brad Whitford (Aerosmith), Gene Simmons (KISS), Cowboy Troy, Vanilla Ice, Hank Williams Jr., Gretchen Wilson, and Daddy Yankee.

The Times has President Obama being endorsed by Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Kelly Clarkson, Miley Cyrus, Snoop Lion/Dogg, Aretha Franklin, Cee Lo Green, Elton John, Alicia Keys, Beyonce Knowles, John Legend, Madonna, Ricky Martin, Katy Perry, Bruce Springsteen, Barbra Streisand, Gwen Stefani, James Taylor, Justin Timberlake, Eddie Vedder, and Jay-Z.

The next question:  Does it really matter?  Not much.  Where it really counts is at the polls, when everyday people make their choice.

Get out and vote!

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