As President Barack Obama cranks up his re-election bid, and fends off criticism from Republicans, the POTUS has been on a three-state college tour in a reported step to pander the youth vote.
After wooing audiences last night on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, and showing off his smooth vocals, the president just landed the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine, looking as dashing as ever.
The cover story for the famed publication marks the fourth time he’s been interviewed by Rolling Stone. Although the interview ran over an hour, Obama stuck to stern campaign talk and focused on pertinent matters mostly. However, he did loosen up to discuss his, rendition of Al Green’s hit “Let’s Stay Together,” saying that he was confident he could pull off the performance—which has since gone viral.
“It’s about 10:30 at night, and we go up to the Apollo. I wanted to hear Al Green,” shared Obama. “The guys who were working the soundboard in the back, a couple of real good guys, they say, ‘Oh, man, you missed the Reverend, but he was terrific, he was in rare form.’ So I was frustrated by that.
“Since I was on my fifth event and have been yakking away for several hours on all kinds of policy stuff, I just kind of broke into a rendition of ‘Let’s Stay Together.’ And they’re like, ‘Oh, so the president, you can sing, man. You should do that onstage.'”
Although senior advisor Valerie Jarrett was against the move, Obama coolly handled himself, as he typically does. “I can sing,” he said. “I wasn’t worried about being able to hit those notes.”
In an inevitable showdown against Willard “Mitt” Romney this fall, the incumbent should easily administer the fade in winning a second term. So get prepared to see a whole lot of Obama in the coming months, ahead of November’s big day.
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