President Obama seeks support from Arcade Fire, Vampire Weekend, Jay-Z on re-election campaign

He also wants help from Janelle Monae, The Roots and Alicia Keys

US President Barack Obama is apparently seeking support from a host of music names for his re-election campaign, including Arcade Fire, Vampire Weekend and Jay-Z.

A list printed in the Tennessean paper – via Rolling Stone – has stated that the President has included the above names, as well as Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, Alicia Keys, Janelle Monae, Jack Johnson, The Roots and John Legend, on his ‘wish list’ of supporters from the music world.

The long list of names was sent to campaign donors and includes a number of possible names for celebrity endorsement and appearances for the current president’s re-election campaign. Of the names listed, Jay-Z and John Legend have already publicly supported Obama, appearing on his behalf during his 2008 presidential campaign.

Last month former Pink Floyd co-frontman Roger Waters pleaded with US President Barack Obama to “develop bigger cojones”. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Waters admitted that he was “very disappointed” with the politician’s foreign policy and said that although he would still vote for Obama this year, he wanted him to be more courageous.

“I’m very, very disappointed by his foreign policy,” he said. “It obviously goes against everything that I believe. Having said that, it seems that the alternative to re-electing Obama would be such a heinous disaster for this country if you look at the candidates on the other side.”