Skip to comments.Rolling Stone Magazine (Surprise!!) endorces Obama (triple bag barf alert!)
Posted on 03/05/2008 9:16:15 PM PST by FUMETTI
WASHINGTON -- Rolling Stone is backing Democratic Sen. Barack Obama for president, the first time the music magazine has endorsed a contender for the White House during the primary.
"The reason for the early choice is twofold," the editors explain in the publication's upcoming issue. "Undoing the damage of the disastrous Bush years will take a leader who can unite a deeply divided nation, and politicians with gifts like Obama's are so rare that it's imperative for each of us to do our part."
The magazine has endorsed presidential candidates since 1972, beginning with Democrat George McGovern. Other recent candidates include Democrats Bill Clinton, Al Gore and John Kerry.
"Obama has emerged by displaying precisely the kind of character and judgment we need in a president: renouncing the politics of fear, speaking frankly on the most pressing issues facing the country and sticking to his principles," wrote Jann Wenner, the magazine's editor and publisher.
Wenner called Obama's rival, Hillary Rodham Clinton, a "capable and personable senator," but criticized the way she has run her campaign.
"Her campaign certainly proved her experience didn't count for much: She was a bad manager and a bad strategist who naturally and easily engaged in the politics of distraction, trivialization and personal attack," Wenner wrote.
Obama appears on the magazine's cover next to the headline, "Barack Obama: A New Hope." In the image, his pose his Superman-like and an aura surrounds his frame. The issue hits newsstands Friday.
So you want them to endorse Hillary? LOL!
Actually, he was originally their second choice, right after this guy:
my subscription just expired, and i won’t be renewing.
i will miss the tabibi stories, he is such a loon off the deep end that his pieces were highly entertaining. sadly there are so many losers running on both sides of the aisle.
I know, they will endorse the GOP candidate if the Republican endorses child sacrifice and devil worship. LOL
I read one article where they applauded Sean Penn for meeting and greeting Chavez. Rolling Stone magazine is about ass***s, written for ass***s, by ass***s, and read by ass***s.
Well there goes the 40-65yo still acting like yuppies vote.
Matt Tabbibi was to political writing as Jack Kevorkian was to resuscitation.
My old college roommate in Texas saw Obama on Monday night at a high school in Carrolton, Tx. She said he is the candidate of the Youtube generation. She said he is very smart and eloquent with very scary ideas like he wants to pay for everyone to go to college.
She also doesn’t see McCain being able to beat him.
The Rolling Stone letters to the editor are scary. I am really worried about when the Gen Y generation takes over.
The Old Hippie Rag passes gas.
The only surprise is that they didn’t endorse Hugo Chavez for US President and call for a rapid amending of the US Constitution to allow it.
I think McGovern was touted as just about the same thing to young people, in 1972.
Ask them how that Kerry endorsement turned out.
Rolling Stone still wants to be relevent...I think the last time they were relevent was when they offered free roach clips with each subscription.
Like Rolling Stone is going to endorse a 62 year old heavy-ish white woman....???? Would we expect any less???
Any Rolling Stone endorsement is the kiss of death for a politician...it means one is down with the crazies and druggies and America haters.
The letters are only coming from the handful of clueless leftards who read that piece of asswipe. Why the hell it even delves into politics at all is beyond me.
I haven’t been a subscriber since the early 80s. ....which is around the last time RS was relevant.
Like Ellen Degenerate said “It’s only a question of WHICH Democrat to endorse”
I don't blame you and I'm in the Gen Y age bracket (I'm 27). If the Gen X'ers could live to be about 150 or so so that my fellow idiots don't completely take over, that would be fantastic.
What about Denzel?
I need to know.
P J O’Rourke was the only political writer worth a damn in that magazine. The letters to the editor seem to be written by extremely angry leftists with p** and vinegar in their veins.
I saw Obama dance with Ellen on her show. The sad thing is, Obama acts way more white than even Mitt Romney.
I remember that...I think algore was showing his shortcomings in a clever way.
Oh, well, he’s so groovy. Heh. After he’s nominated by the Democrats, Hillary’s supporters will vote against him or run around complaining about “women being disenfranchised” again. But if he could be elected, the conflicting Democrat special interest harassments might lead him to what people once called “a nervous breakdown.”
I think you are kind of in the very late Gen X generation....but you are right, much of late Gen X and Gen Y groupings are all dumbfounding me with their philosophies.
will take a leader who can unite a deeply divided nation
Who says Republicans would follow that turkey’s lead?
I think he was padding his assets.......
I know, I read articles all the time how women are conflicted about voting for Hillary or not because “their time is now” and they are squandering it by voting for Obama. I just want to say, “hey ya fat libbers, stay home on election day, please.”
I think 90% of us Republicans see a wolf in wimp’s clothing with obama.
that’s the one......check out the phony packaging......he’s a fat tub now
What does acting white mean, anyway? If you’re talking about dancing, when is the last time you saw an Asian dance? Much less sing worth a plug nickle?
Some of these stereotypes just baffle me sometimes.
I know, he is now truly “Fat Albert”.
I saw an Asian guy dance at a club I was at recently. Great 1970s dancing style. All the ladies wanted to dance with him.
OMG O’Rourke is one of the greatest ever, right up there with Steyn and Lileks. In retrospect, it’s hard imagine him getting published in that fishwrap.
Toke up! Your savior the putz's putz has arrived.
Jann Wenner is also the pompous fame whore who has singlehandedly destroyed any credibility that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame might have had by taking over the board and using it to dole out honors to his hip pals instead of those who are truly deserving. This is the guy who overturned a vote in favor of inducting the Dave Clark Five so he could install rapper Grandmaster Flash instead. And we should listen to his opinions on who should be president?
When Rollingstone said they wanted the person who could unite the country they really meant they wanted most far-left person they could find. The only way they want to unite the country is under some quasi-Marxist form.
I get all my news from Tabitha Soren and Kurt Loader on MTV.
I will wait for their endorsements.
By the way, anyone in New Haven CT. The Zambonis and The Fleshtones are playing tonight at Cafe Nine. Do not miss this show. Could be the best live show EVER!
LOL!!! I'm holding off on my "endorsement" until a bunch of knuckleheads from the "media" show up in front of my house. I'm not holding my breath though.
DC5 get inducted finally into the Rock N Roll Hall of fame on March 10 on Vh1. I cannot wait, this will be a great thing to see Mike Smith get the honor while he is still alive (he is in bad shape with the paralysis from 2003).
Wenner will never let the Moody Blues, Yes, Jethro Tull, Grand Funk, or any of those ilk get into the Hall of Fame. He is a jerk, frankly, and the hall will be soon polluted with rappers and pop stars instead of real rockers. Madonna is now in the Hall...what is next, Britney in 2015?
I met Tabitha Soren in 1992 in Boston...pretty girl, really red hair...I also met Pauly Shore at the same event...that guy is a jerk, and unfunny to boot.
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