When asked for his take on the U.S. election in an interview with the London Times, musician Bob Dylan described the Democratic presidential nominee, Barack Obama, as “redefining the nature of politics from the ground up.”
Dylan, no stranger to witnessing impoverished communities throughout the states, commented on an issue that Mr. Obama has promised to tackle if elected; poverty.
“Right now America is in a state of upheaval,” Dylan said. “…you can’t expect people to have the virtue of purity when they are poor.”
Known for his poignant and sometimes political lyrics, Dylan has impacted millions with his folk/blues ballads. The American-bred icon has sold more than 110 million albums. His latest, “Modern Times” reached the top of the charts in the U.S.
When voicing his support for Obama, Dylan said,
“Am I hopeful? Yes, I’m hopeful that things might change. Some things are going to have to.”
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