I’m a conservative that votes Republican unless I can be convinced otherwise… That hasn’t happened – yet… The VP pick by McCain sealed the deal for me for President… Not that it wasn’t already sealed – it’s just now it’s been sealed with some excitement!
I watched the Democratic National Convention and heard once again “Beautiful Day” by U2 playing in the background. (Just how many campaigns have used this song?) Whatever I was paying attention to on the screen was lost at that moment I could hear The Edge’s guitar. Whatever had my attention was lost to the background music of U2. The power of U2 over me…
Today, I decided to start searching the Internet looking for connections with Conservatives and the Republican Party to U2. It’s rather difficult to find. I know Bono met with Bush in 2005. I found a blog in the process called @U2blog.com. I found a blog there where the writers states,
Ironically, Bono sat next to Senator Obama at the National Prayer Breakfast and has met with not only him, but also Senator McCain earlier in the year. (Although I can’t seem to find a photo of Bono with McCain. Odd!)
I always shake when I see Bono make an appearance with those in American politics… especially those on the Liberal side of things.
After I see him in the photo-ops, I tend to put U2 on the shelf for a bit until I get over it. Dang, I just put “The Unforgetable Fire” in the CD player in my Jeep! I understand Bono’s obsession with the “social issues” that draws him to the liberal side of American Politics… at least so it seems.
I did a search for “U2 fans for McCain 08″… I came up with something much different… I came up with many sites proclaiming U2 fans for Obama… one of which is actually on Obama’s campaign site.
Is there anything out there that links Conservatives with U2? Is there an interest by U2 fans for McCain? Let me know if there is anything out there… if not, (Joel) can get it started.
The power of U2 over me can’t sway my vote.