Obama Singing 'Sweet Home Chicago' Will Help Him Win the Election (VIDEO)

obama singing sweet home chicagoPresident Obama rightfully stole the political spotlight last month with his rendition of Al Green's "Let's Stay Together."  Ever since, Barry supporters haven't been able to get that memorable moment out of our brains. We want need more. Maybe not a track that's for sale on iTunes, but even another mini-performance would do. Well, last night, the Prez delivered ... albeit begrudgingly.

At an all-star blues concert last night held in the White House's East Room, Buddy Guy and Mick Jagger made reference to the Al Green "cover" and prodded Mr. President to "keep it up" by singing along on the classic "Sweet Home Chicago." But Obama wasn't giving in so easily. He attempted to politely refuse several times, before finally caving and belting along with B.B. King, "Come on, baby don't you want to go ... Sweet home Chicago!" It was pitch perfect -- at least to his supporters.

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I can't blame the guy for initially being a bit unsure about taking the mic. (I wonder what finally convinced him to go for it ... Was it Michelle giving him a thumbs-up or nudge? I bet she's one of the only ones who can convince him to do something he's not super-keen on!) Regardless, he made the right call. If we've learned anything over the course of his term, haters are going to hate no matter what the President does! He could be comforting infants or saving lost kittens, and the Republicans would still have a gripe.

That said, why shouldn't he show off his not-so-hidden talent for those of us who aren't going to grouse? Those of us who make up his base eat it up! Not because we think a President needs to be the next American Idol (another hater complaint). But because it makes him seem so down-to-earth, approachable, lighthearted, real, and charismatic. Of course these aren't the only attributes our leaders should have (cough George W. Bush) -- we can even do without them to some extent -- but they are useful traits, particularly in getting things done in D.C. It pays to be a likable guy. As far as Obama's singing chops are concerned -- especially when he's crooning about his (and my!) hometown -- supporters know they make him completely lovable and even more electable!

Are you a fan of the President's "performances"?

 

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