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Bob Dylan for Obama running mate?

June 9, 2008

dylan.jpgobama.jpgFan Fare humbly suggests that Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama considers a rank outsider to be his running mate in forthcoming elections — Bob Dylan.

As the world’s media ponders who Obama will pick as his vice presidential candidate, we’d like to throw the 67-year-old singer/songwriter/poet into the ring. He has a name that travels across borders, is a cultural icon (surely that overused word is justified in this case) and he could come up with a mean campaign song to rally the followers.

Dylan recently praised Obama for redrawing the U.S. political map. “Poverty is demoralising. You can’t expect people to have the virtue of purity when they are poor. But we’ve got this guy out there now who is redefining the nature of politics from the ground up…Barack Obama,” Dylan told the Times newspaper in a recent interview. ”He’s redefining what a politician is, so we’ll have to see how things play out. Am I hopeful? Yes, I’m hopeful that things might change. Some things are going to have to.”

Returning to the theme of that campaign song, how about something along the lines of “The Times, They Are A-Changin’”? Sorry, I couldn’t resist.


Bob Dylan is a Republican….he drives Cadillacs!!!!

Posted by Michael W | Report as abusive

Dylan? No, it’s going to be The Mighty Sparrow (Slinger Fransisco) with the song “Barack the magnificent”. Listen to the song and see a picture when Sparrow and Obama met in August last year:

And this is the most comprehensive playlist you will find on the internet with more than 100 of the best songs supporting Barack Obama:


Bob Dylan is NOT a Republican, Cadillac or not! Remember, he sang at Clinton’s inauguration. However, I think Dylan is probably closest to a Libertarian.

I’d love to see the debates if he was on the ticket. God knows what he might say in response to the most mundane of questions! It would have entertainment value beyond words.

Posted by Matthew, Boise | Report as abusive

I think we have had enough people in office that we can’t understand a word they are saying, now you want another one?

Posted by B.Clarke | Report as abusive

Guys… he already has a running mate.  /
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