Although there was little doubt by fans who Paul McCartney was supporting in this election season, last night (November 5th) the former Beatle issued a video message with his band formally endorsing the re-election of President Obama. McCartney, speaking in his rehearsal room in Sussex, England, said in part: "Hi. This is a message to our North American fans mainly. As you know, tomorrow, November 6th, is voting day and we would like to urge you to get out there and vote. Very important. Three of the guys are American in the band."
Decade long American sidemen Rusty Anderson, Abe Laboriel Jr., and Brian Ray all exclaimed that they had voted already for Obama. McCartney went on to add: "And this is who we think you should vote for. Tell all your friends, get all your mates. Let's get him back into office. Mr. Obama. Vote Obama. Go do it! Get back!"
DID YOU KNOW???
- In his 2008 bid for the Presidency numerous rockers came to endorse then-Sen. Obama -- some of whom had never publicly endorsed any politician before. Among the musicians who supported Barack Obama were Chuck Berry, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, John Fogerty, John Mellencamp, Roger Daltrey, Jackson Browne, David Gilmour, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Barbra Streisand, the Allman Brothers Band, surviving Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Phil Lesh, and Bill Kreutzmann.
- Among the musicians who have endorsed President Obama in 2012 are (via VH1.com): Al Green, Alicia Keys, B.B. King, Barbra Streisand, Ben Harper, Bette Midler, Beyonce Knowles, Buddy Guy, Carole King, Cher, Coldplay's Chris Martin, Colbie Caillat, Cyndi Lauper, Foo Fighters, Gloria Estefan, Gwen Stefani, Jay-Z, Jennifer Hudson, Jon Bon Jovi, Kelly Rowland, Kelly Clarkson, Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey, Mick Jagger, Peter Frampton, Quincy Jones, Russell Simmons, Katy Perry, Kanye West, Madonna, Fiona Apple, Questlove, John Legend, Jeff Beck, Earth, Wind & Fire, Herbie Hancock, Dave Matthews, Randy Newman, Red Hot Chili Peppers, James Taylor, Toni Tennille, Justin Timberlake, Eddie Vedder, Stevie Wonder, and Ice Cube.
- Governor Mitt Romney also has numerous musical supporters, including (via VH1.com): Meat Loaf, John Rich, Kid Rock, Ted Nugent, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Megadeath's Dave Mustaine, Randy Owen, Trace Adkins, Taylor Hicks, Gene Simmons, Hank Williams Jr., Pat Boone, Rodney Atkins, the Zac Brown Band, and Donny & Marie Osmond.
CHECK IT OUT: Paul McCartney's Election Eve video message: