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Rolling Stone Rocks an Endorsement For Barack Obama

Rolling Stone has a giant crush on Barack Obama. The magazine endorsed Barack Obama. This is the first time in its history it has issued a primary season endorsement. Here's how the ode to Obama begins:

The tides of history are rising higher and faster these days. Read them right and ride them, or be crushed. And then along comes Barack Obama, with the kinds of gifts that appear in politics but once every few generations. There is a sense of dignity, even majesty, about him, and underneath that ease lies a resolute discipline. It's not just that he is eloquent — with that ability to speak both to you and to speak for you — it's that he has a quality of thinking and intellectual and emotional honesty that is extraordinary.

The strong endorsement also calls Hillary Clinton a capable and personable senator, but regrets that her campaign represents everything that makes "us so discouraged about our politics." Check out the entire endorsement tittled "A New Hope." You can grab a hard copy on tomorrow's newsstands.

Does this type of dramatic endorsement impact you? If not, perhaps it still represents a sentiment shared by many Americans.

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felixtherat1 felixtherat1 9 years
Yea Hillary.l.. Actually, I am a Ralph Nader person because he lives in modest homes and is not a spendinista, which would mean to me, that he would carry that attitude and uprightness into the white house. Also, I see him as actually caring to all peoples and tries hard to help people with their needs and jobs and good education and to protect them from all the charlatenry of wicked politicians and big businesses that trash our oceans and rivers and open fields with hazardous chemicals and radiation-packed waste from nuclear power plants. God, I sound like a pinko commie, but we got to coordinate our power consumption and the products we buy with the environment. Great that we have a good economy, but we also have to clean up our backyards or we'll be sorry Homer Simpsons
vireland vireland 9 years
bonnabell: How can Obama control what his advisor would say "off the record" she made the comment off the record. The writer leaked it.
indielove indielove 9 years
piper23 piper23 9 years
What's up with that mystical white light surrounding him? It looks like he's radioactive.
indielove indielove 9 years
^^^ *yawn*
bonnabell bonnabell 9 years
"New politics" like having your Foreign policy adviser call Hillary Clinton a "Monster". I'm not feeling very hopeful. The longer this campaign goes on, the more clear it is Obama is nothing new.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 9 years
Actually, indielove, yes. I also think it's ridiculous if Hillary's SNL appearance actually affected anyone's vote.
indielove indielove 9 years
JUST like those who were easily swayed by Hillary being on SNL, right?
lilkimbo lilkimbo 9 years
The article isn't really all that informative on Obama's views and plans. If anyone votes for him based on that, they are pretty easily swayed.
vireland vireland 9 years
I think Obama is unbelievably charismatic and you can't fault him for that. Understandably so, mags like Rolling Stone etc. will gravitate toward something like that.
Lexie_Kesh Lexie_Kesh 9 years
I love it. I think anyone who inspires people to go out and vote is amazing. Even more amazing is that an African-American has a real chance of becoming president. Never thought it would happen in my lifetime.
Nina_79 Nina_79 9 years
I find it a bid scary how politicians in the U.S. (and other countries at certain times also) are worshiped like saints or stars. People behave like fans, not voters. Sometimes it seems as if its only the personality and not the political agenda that is important to them.
indielove indielove 9 years
"It seems he inspires others to make "firsts" as well." Yes, yes he does.
Jillness Jillness 9 years
Wow! I just heard that the whole NAFTA-gate incident has been clarified, and it was actually a CLINTON spokeperson who said that their stance on NAFTA was just campaign rhetoric. I heard it on Kieth Oberman on MSN. I think it is interesting that multiple people that have NEVER made endorsements are speaking out for Obama (Oprah, Caroline Kennedy, Rollingstone). It seems he inspires others to make "firsts" as well.
freegracefrom freegracefrom 9 years
Does anyone even READ Rolling Stone anymore?! I think I heard somewhere that their circulation has plummeted... Maybe because they don't report on much music anymore.. That's exactly why I stopped reading it years ago.
musiclvr224 musiclvr224 9 years
"Dignity and majesty? Barack seems a tad immature and insecure to me. Just sayin'." It's not like Barack wrote this article if you think he is immautre and insecure because of what Rolling Stone said...well that is just stupid.
laceykk23 laceykk23 9 years
i think he kind of looks like clark kent in this pic lol. the way he is standing with his hands on his hips, that was the first thing i thought of when i saw this cover.
blondie01 blondie01 9 years
and I agree with Cine, all this media attention could ultimately cause Obama damage. Too much media is never a bad thing...for Lindsey, Britney, and Paris. :bubblegum:
blondie01 blondie01 9 years
hotstuff hotstuff 9 years
OBAMA 2008!
x_juicyfruit x_juicyfruit 9 years
Rolling Stone has always been pretty political. A lot of young people read it. I remember being in my early teens reading the political articles in this magazine. I think it was good for me. It gets the younger people interested, in my opinion.
ktownpolarbear ktownpolarbear 9 years
Um, really, should informed voters care what ROLLING STONES really think?
x_juicyfruit x_juicyfruit 9 years
I'm not surprised by this. Obama is a presidential hopeful rockstar, practicall, lol!
bethany21 bethany21 9 years
Well, at least it's not an endorsement from a late-night sketch comedy show...oh, wait. :P Couldn't help myself! Seriously, though, these endorsements have gotten out of hand. I understand other politicians and community leaders officially endorsing a candidate, but who really wants to know who Rolling Stone, Jay-Z, and Tina Fey support? And do these campaigns even want to be affiliated with these often polarizing publications and celebrities? What about the backlash when said publications and celebs go against their candidates (i.e. NYT and McCain)? I just don't understand this whole endorsement business, I guess.
indielove indielove 9 years
Hahahaha....very true!!!
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