Oh hell! As a conservative, I'd have shown up just to listen to Stevie.
Originally posted by SerratedSoul
Originally posted by Ancient Champion
Don't know why everyone is hating on Stevie right now, He's accomplised more in his life then most of you ever will
It's one thing to use your celebrity/role model status to encourage people to take part in a democratic process, it's a whole other thing to pimp yourself out for a specific candidate. Not that I hold any of these people in very high regard to begin with, but they (celebrities) really should be ashamed of themselves for being used as tools in such blatant partisanship, especially now when it seems more than ever people are so impressionable and easily manipulated into doing or buying whatever they're told to by them. Planned or not, these free concerts are shamelessly similar to bribery in my mind. Back in 2008, I'll bet Stevie didn't have a single substantial issue for backing Obama and I'll bet he doesn't have one now, which would be fine for him if he weren't going out of his way to get everyone else to vote for him as well.
Originally posted by Blackmarketeer
Obama wasn't even there, he was in Cincinnati during the Cleveland event. The pic of the two standing together used in the article is from a 2009 event. Stevie Wonder's appearance in Cleveland was not scheduled nor announced, it was a surprise appearance at the Cleveland State U's music center for a "get out the vote" rally, not, as it's being called, an 'Obama rally'. Wonder just turned it into an impromptu Obama rally.
Originally posted by jibeho
Love the excuses as to why only 200 people showed up....
This event was on a large inner city college Campus, the preferred venue for Obama in this race, and they could not find more than 200 people to attend on short notice.... In the age of instant messaging and Twitter.... You can get thousands to flash mob and dance in a shopping mall but can't fill a rally featuring Stevie Wonder?
I guess most of these kids don't even know who Stevie Wonder is...or.... they just don't CARE!!!! I'm going with the latter....