U2 and Conservatives…

…do they mix?

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.

6 thoughts on “U2 and Conservatives…

  1. i am a conservative who is a U2 fan. I too am saddedened that artists are swayed into thinking that real social change can only come through goverment programs and left-wing politics. i just ignore when I can when artists are so left-wing. As for Bono for his part he courts both sides of the political fence…he just wants things to get better.

  2. drivebymedia, can you doucument anytime he courted the so called right-wing? You may be right and if he has, it I imagine, is token. Sell as many cds as you can. “I yam what I yam”.

  3. Caravox, as a frequent visitor to England in the 80’s and early 90’s, I was introduced to The Guardian. Eventhough, it usually takes a different point of view than I share, I always enjoyed reading it. After Al Gore invented the internet, and this old fool learned to navigate it, I still enjoy reading it online. Everyone should be exposed to different thougts and information. I thank you for setting me straight. Never did I think that The Guardian would be the one to do it in front of the whole world to see. I now proudly say that I was wrong. By the way, I love England, particularly the Grenadier Pub!!

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