Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Musicians Choose Their Favorite Presidential Candidates

(The image above is from v3wall.com.)

It seems that more popular musicians are backing a presidential candidate than ever before. I don't know how important that is, since musicians are neither smarter nor dumber than any other supporters -- but I suppose it could sway some fans of these musicians who don't pay a lot of attention to politics.

Here is The Guardian's count of which musicians are backing which candidates for the 2016 presidential campaign:

HILLARY CLINTON

Kanye West, Beyoncé, Pharrell Williams, Katie Perry, Christina Aguilera, Burt Bacharach, Tony Bennett, Jon Bon Jovi, Mariah Carey, Cher, Kelly Clarkson, Ellie Goulding, Ice-T, Ja Rule, Elton John, Quincy Jones, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, Janelle Monae, Morrissey, Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, Sting, Barbra Streisand, James Taylor, Usher, will.i.am, Stevie Wonder


BERNIE SANDERS

 Killer Mike, Lil B, Lou Barlow of Dinosaur Jr, Jello Biafra of the Dead Kennedys, Belinda Carlisle of the Go-Go’s, Jon Fishman of Phish, Billy Gould of Faith No More, Chris Shiflett of the Foo Fighters, Maureen Herman of Babes in Toyland and Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth, David Crosby, Mike Watt of the Stooges, Donovan (Mellow Yellow guy, British not American), Red Hot Chili Peppers, Vampire Weekend 


DONALD TRUMP

Loretta Lynn 
Ted Nugent 
Wayne Newton
Azalea Banks


MARCO RUBIO

Johnny Van Zant, the lead singer of Lynyrd Skynyrd 
Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds


RAND PAUL

Jonathan Davis 
Phil Labonte


BEN CARSON

Kid Rock


JEB BUSH

Toby Keith

The Guardian didn't find any popular musicians supporting the other candidates.

3 comments:

  1. two things i notice here

    #1. ted cruz is missing.

    #2. hillary's list contains artists that are pretty well known while bernie's list contains not just names of the artists but an explaination of who they are. seems to me as if they wanted to show through a longer list at first glance that bernies has more vocal artists supporting him than hillary. just an observation.

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    1. Even the craziest musicians aren't stupid enough to support Cruz.

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