Arcade Fire frontman weighs in on US presidential candidates

Win Butler criticises Clinton, backs Obama

Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler has spoken out about the US presidential election on his blog.

In a recent posting, the singer weighed in on the Democratic frontrunners, criticising Hillary Clinton and backing Barack Obama.

He also urged voters not to “blow the opportunity” to elect a candidate who “strips some of the bullshit away”.

He wrote: “I am watching Hillary Clinton in her victory speech in New Hampshire…they just threw a bunch of college kids behind her, and had her talk about student loans, and had her daughter come out for a long awkward hug…does anyone actually buy it? Surely young people are too media savvy to be fooled by this kind of shit.

“Do we live in a democracy so we can just keep electing the same families?

Barack is the first candidate in my lifetime to strip some of this bullshit away, and I just hope we don’t blow this chance. Man if we miss this opportunity we don’t deserve it…how bad does it have to get? Fuck!!!!!!!!!”

Butler joins a rapidly growing list of musicians supporting Obama, including Bright EyesConor Oberst and Wilco‘s Jeff Tweedy.

–By our Los Angeles staff.

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