Daily Archives: Monday, November 5, 2012

Mixing pop and politics – don’t do it

Clint Eastwood interviews an empty chair posing as Barack Obama at the GOP conventionA nice look here at how in the UK and the US pop and politics have mixed over the years and how misfiring or unsuccessful it has largely been.

This BBC clip features some classic of politics past not least Neil Kinnock and Tracey Ullman and one time Conservative favourite Kenny Everett.

Flash forward to 2012 and President Obama or Mitt Romney have both featured celebrities heavily in their campaigns at various stages including Clint Eastwood who made a high profile turn at the Republican convention.

As it goes down to the wire Obama is out with the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Katy Perry and Jay-Z at rallies in Ohio and Iowa. Read more on Mixing pop and politics – don’t do it…