NME is reporting that Barack Obama has racked up another endorsement, this one from Arcade Fire‘s Win Butler. On the band’s website, the Canadian resident writes:
I am watching Hillary Clinton in her victory speech in new Hampshire…they just threw a bunch of college kids behind her, and had her talk about student loans, and had her daughter come out for a long awkward hug…does anyone actually buy it? Surely young people are too media savvy to be fooled by this kind of shit. do we live in a democracy so we can just keep electing the same families? Barack is the first candidate in my lifetime to strip some of this bullshit away, and I just hope we don’t blow this chance. man if we miss this opportunity we don’t deserve it…how bad does it have to get?
(Do you think he kisses his mother with that mouth?)
When asked, in an earlier interview, if he and bandmates ever considered moving to the United States, the Texas-born singer-songwriter said the following:
Not really. There wouldn’t be much reason. Two of us are dual citizens, two of us are U.S. citizens, and the rest are Canadians. So I guess we could really go wherever we want. But I kind of imagine keeping Montreal as sort of a home base. That’s where I’ve been the last four years and that’s where my wife, Regine, is from.
It’s understandble why someone who equates our current President with “a genuine deep, dark evil” wouldn’t want to live here. Fine. But do you ever hear about American indie rockers meddling in Canadian political affairs?