President Obama May Tap Jay-Z for Reelection Bid

During his 2008 Presidential campaign, Barack Obama relied heavily on mobilizing youth and connecting with the younger generations through speeches, ads and an online presence. Now, with an eye on his 2012 Presidential reelection campaign, there’s been talk that Obama’s camp may enlist the help of Jay-Z.

“I can’t believe you’ve finally heard the chatter about [Jay] replacing Larry Summers,” Deputy White House Press Secretary William Burton joked with the New York Post. “In all seriousness, keep in mind he was pretty active during the 2008 election, so I don’t think it’d surprise anyone that [Jay] would be involved again. But it’s a little premature.”

Still, the choice would seem to make sense, as the rap superstar has been vocal in his support of Obama over the last few years and, with each passing day, Jay’s image seems to become more accepted by the same mainstream America that once rejected his rhymes about drugs, violence and women. —Adam Fleischer

  • El Tico Loco

    Ayo, of all the headings you could think of you come up with.

    • El Tico Loco

      He got the Jay Z demographic on lock, what’s the point?

      • c brown

        you mean the black jay z demographic?

        • Silky Johnston

          It has nothing to do with Black or White demographic…it has to do with the young “hip” demographic. No one thinks John McCain is cool, but I guarantee theres a ton of 18-30 year old men and women that think Jay-Z is cool. Politics and image go hand in hand in America…Obama really is the first politician that has tried to seem appealing to the younger voters in any meaningful way. Tapping Jay-Z instantly guarantees you a large percentage of African-American vote and an equally large percentage of suburban white 18-25 vote as well. The only demographic Jay-Z really is going to alienate is the older more conservative voter, and they aren’t likely to vote Obama anyway.

          Good move Barack, hope it gets you reelected cuz if the Tea Party gets some votes I’m moving to Canada.

        • Afi K. James

          I’m african american and I Do not support scum like nobama, because he works for the same people that bushit and the rest of them worked for and that’s why I’m voting for Ron Paul.

  • Joe

    HAHAHA just caught that..yea, PAUSE!

    Oh, and this isnt the type of thing you publicize. Use him, but dont put it out there. You dont want a political flashlight put on your past, NO ONE comes out clean in that situation

  • HU

    This is not a news story. This is how nonsense gets started. Nothing here comes close to saying this is true. If this “story” were to gain legs, which it won’t because it’s on XXL, it would be promptly dismissed by the Obama administration. It is irresponsible to post this tripe as news.

  • BeerGangsta

    Obama need white people vote and mexican vote. J can play a big part of him winning again. I have not seen nothing he as done. Black Fuckers are crying like Bitches!! in this world. I am black. I am tired of hearing about this Poe shit. God is the Answer to ya’ll dreams. Not a Dam President!!

  • http://xxlmag.com klass initialz

    POWER IS KEY NOW JAY Z IS BIGGER THAN LIFE BLUNTS IN DA WHITE HOUSE, OTHER PREZ HAD JOINTS……

  • Boca

    UGHHHHH I knew both them niggas is faggots just not for each other………

  • john doe

    illumanti through your whole body.

  • Official Fully

    If you’re voting because of Jay-Z, your registration should be revoked.

    Fully man..

  • OH BOI

    MY PRESIDENT IS BLACK!!!!! GOOD MOVE OBAMA!! THIS IS WHERE IT STARTS..WHEN JAY-Z ABLE TO GET IN THE WHITE HOUSE AND WORK FOR THE PRESIDENT ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!! BLACK POWER!!!

    • http://www.stupidcomments.com more intelligent

      wow you are a real mindless moron

  • Drake

    Attention everyone, my bar mitzvah is in 8 days and I would be honoured if ya’ll would attend this special event. I mean damn nigga, what nigga wouldn’t wanna attend this lil celebration for me and all my niggas out there. I’m in the streets now son!

    Jew pride!!!