Homestretch: @BarackObama Enlists A-list Acts To Act As Surrogates

| November 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

We are now 24 hours away from Election day, and both candidates are turning over all options on the campaign trail. President Barack Obama is counting on former President Bill Clinton and Bruce Springsteen to be top surrogates for his campaign and carry his message to potential voters along with an army of A-list performers and public figures from Lady Gaga to Billie Jean King, from Jay-Z to Crosby, Stills and Nash to promote his re-election.

The Obama campaign provided a who’s-who of 181 actors, musicians, authors, athletes, mayors, Congress members, and more that fit any and all demographic groups in the president’s target zone. All are being deployed to carry his message to television and radio in the waning days of a nip-and-tuck campaign.

This past Saturday, Stevie Wonder played an un-announced concert for voters waiting in line to vote early in Cleveland. Wonder opened a rally for Obama by rocking the arena at the University of Cincinnati with a rendition of “Keep on Running.”

Ohio saw songwriter John Legend, actor Laurence Fishburne, and congressman and civil rights hero John Lewis, D-Ga.,  lead a “Souls to the Polls” effort with local churches.

Hollywood heavyweights Samuel L. Jackson, Anne Hathaway, and Scarlett Johansson will be talking to Top 40 radio stations. Jackson and comedian Chris Rock hit stations with primarily African American audiences urging voters to go to the polls Tuesday.

Danny DeVito and members of the FX sitcom “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” have canvassed neighborhoods in Wisconsin, made phone calls and visited colleges in the state.

Others on the Obama list include Black Eyed Peas’ front man and rock band leaders such as Jim James of My Morning Jacket and Jeff Tweedy of Wilco.

We know that celebrities can get you some exposure, lets hope that it can get you votes as well.

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