The news of Wyclef performing at the RNC threw many ’Clef supporters for a loop last week and for good reason, considering that Jean was a staunch supporter of President Barack Obama’s winning campaign back in 2008.
Last year, the “Gone Till November” MC even praised Republican Sarah Palin to Women’s Wear Daily:
“I am a huge fan of Sarah Palin…’cause she’s rad,” he said. “She’s shrewd. She’s cool. Anyone should have the right to say, ‘Look I can do the job and this is what qualifies me to do the job.”
Despite the reports that Wyclef’s originally-scheduled performance at the RNC meant that he was co-signing Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, perhaps his no-show at the gala signaled that he’s still indeed a President Obama supporter.—Mark Lelinwalla