facebook
twitter
search
search

Bob Dylan endorses Obama

June 6, 2008 at 1:29 AM
2 of 2
| License Photo

LONDON, June 6 (UPI) -- U.S. folk-rock icon Bob Dylan has endorsed Barack Obama for president, saying Obama is "redefining what a politician is," The Times of London reported.

Dylan -- whose song "The Times They Are a-Changin'" helped define political protest in the '60s -- said the Illinois senator is "redefining the nature of politics from the ground up."

Dylan made the comments in an interview in Denmark, during a tour of Scandinavia, the newspaper said.

"Well, you know right now America is in a state of upheaval. Poverty is demoralizing. You can't expect people to have the virtue of purity when they are poor," Dylan said.

"But we've got this guy out there now who is redefining the nature of politics from the ground up ... Barack Obama.

"He's redefining what a politician is, so we'll have to see how things play out," Dylan said.

The 67-year-old Dylan said he was "hopeful that things might change. Some things are going to have to."

Obama Tuesday secured enough delegates to the Democratic nominating convention to assure he will be the party's presidential nominee in the general election.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Kelly Clarkson, Ed Sheeran, Flo Rida to perform during Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular
Vanessa Williams has 4th of July wedding
'Deadpool' with Ryan Reynolds to be 'hard R' film
Kourtney Kardashian's beau Scott Disick seen partying in Monte Carlo
Watch Kate Hudson sing 'The Star-Spangled Banner' for the 4th of July