Paul McCartney sends support for Obama ahead of election

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Paul McCartney performing at the Hard Rock Calling festival in London, July 14, 2012.
Paul McCartney performing at the Hard Rock Calling festival in London, July 14, 2012.
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Sir Paul McCartney sent a message of support to President Barack Obama on Monday, urging his fans to get out and vote for the Democrat.

“As you know, tomorrow, November 6, is voting day. We would like to urge you to get out there and vote,” McCartney said in an online video surrounded by his touring band.

“Three of the guys are American in the band. They voted already. And you know who they voted for? Obama! And this is who we think you should vote for. Tell your friends, get all your mates. Let’s get him back into office. Let’s go Obama… vote Obama… ‘get back,’” he concluded, alluding to his 1969 single with the Beatles.

President Obama presented McCartney with the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize in 2010 for his contributions to popular music. He returned to Washington later that year as a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors, which is given to those in the performing arts for contributions to American culture. He praised the president at that appearance, saying with a smile, “Getting this prize would be good enough. But getting it from this president…”

Paul McCartney sends support for Obama ahead of election

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