Bob Dylan Praises Barack Obama

In his first ever Facebook posting...
Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan has used his first ever Facebook posting to praise Barack Obama.

In the end, it was a close run thing. Republican candidate Mitt Romney gathered enormous popular support in his effort to unseat Barack Obama, but - to the relief of most Western onlookers - the Democrat politician kept his cool.

Earning a second term in office, the music world has not been slow in congratulating Barack Obama. Some stars are quite predictable, with the likes of Jay-Z, Beyonce, Dave Grohl and Ryan Adams declaring their support for the President.

Bob Dylan, though, has chosen a dramatic point to throw his weight behind the politician. The songwriter maintains a Facebook page, which despite not having any status updates boasts more than four million likes.

In the run up to the final result, Dylan decided to make his first ever Facebook posting: "Here's pretty close to what I said last night in Madison. I said from the stage that we had to play better than good tonight, that the president was here today and he’s a hard act to follow. Also, that we’re not fooled by the media and we think it’s going to be a landslide. That’s pretty much all of it."

Not quite a landslide, Bob, but definitely a firm step in the right direction from our American cousins.

Photo Credit: John Shearer

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