Win Butler Weighs In On Barack, Hillary

As NME pointed out, over at Win’s Neon Bible blog, under a post called “good god please don’t buy it,” the Arcade Fire front-runner gives his two or three cents about the current Democratic Primaries. To quote:

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.

Maybe. From there the Texas-born Canadian digs into the bigger questions. Can I get a witness?

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[Photo from Arcade Fire @ Radio City Music Hall 5/9/07]

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?


As far as that first question about electing the same families, that’s sorta how we feel about year-end lists. But seriously (kinda), on top of getting closer and closer to an Arcade Fire/Conor “For Obama” Oberst fund raiser, we’re not sure of the significance of these sorts of endorsements. Maybe he and Oberst (and Tweedy) should cover this.