Skip to comments.Bob Dylan predicts Romney in “a landslide”
Posted on 11/06/2012 2:43:16 PM PST by don-o
Ah, Bobby, he can still grab the headlines whenever he feels like it, even on election day! The story multiplying via the wires is from Bob Dylans concert last night in Madison, Wisconsin. As ever, we wont know for sure what he really said until we get the audio, but the way its being reported, when he came back after the encore (and probably while he was introducing the band) he said: Dont believe the media. I think its going to be a landslide.
Previous to that hes also quoted as having said, We tried to play good tonight since the president was here today. The president, accompanied by Bruce Springsteen, was in Madison earlier that day.
Why do I say hes predicting it will be Mitt Romney in that landslide? Well, only because I give credit to Bob Dylan for not being a fool, and hes been traveling plenty around the country and probably has as good a feel as any for what the mood is. No one with more than three brain cells expects a landslide for Obama, so its a process of elimination.
More than all that, of-course, hes no doubt just tweaking people a little and having a chuckle. Nevertheless, the media predictably have jumped all over these remarks with a huge chorus of headlines announcing, Bob Dylan predicts Obama in a landslide. As I said, we dont know exactly what he said unless we hear it, but even as quoted by the Obama-sympathetic-journalists, I dont see where he is predicting that the landslide will be for Barack Obama. The money quote is simply: Dont believe the media. I think its going to be a landslide.
Dont believe the media is right.
A couple of months ago, this is the same Bob Dylan who was chased around by the interviewer in Rolling Stone, trying to get him to say something positive about Barack Obamaanything! One of Dylans exasperated responses was the following:
Look, I only met him a few times. I mean, what do you want me to say? He loves music. Hes personable. He dresses good. What the f*%k do you want me to say?
He utterly evaded saying anything about Obamas political outlook and agenda. When asked about the reaction against [Obama], he merely compared him to past presidents, including specifically George W. Bush, making the point that Anybody whos going to take that job is going to be in for a rough time. (What would Bruce have thought of that?)
When pressed on whether he thought that some of the reaction against Obama has been in reaction to the event that a black man has become president of the United States, his answeragain with noticeable exasperationrejected that premise entirely.
Do you want me to repeat what I just said, word for word? What are you talking about? People loved the guy when he was elected. So what are we talking about? People changing their minds? Well, who are these people that changed their minds? Talk to them. What are they changing their minds for? Whatd they vote for him for? They shouldve voted for somebody else if they didnt think they were going to like him.
The interviewer, still dissatisfied with what he was getting, went on:
Q: The point Im making is that perhaps lingering American resentments about race are resonant in the opposition to President Obama, which has not been a quiet opposition.
Dylan: You mean in the press? I dont know anybody personally thats saying this stuff that youre just saying. The press says all kinds of stuff. I dont know what they would be saying. Or why they would be saying it. You cant believe what you read in the press anyway.
You don’t have to be a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.
Poor Bob. It’s just painful listening to him now. Sounds like he gargled razor blades.
The times, they are a-changin’!
He’s tangled up in blue.
The answer my friend is blowin’ in the wind.
Apparently, Bob Dylan understands economics.
So many great lines,
“There’s something happening here, and you don’t know what it os....”
There was another thread saying he predicted Obama in a landslide. So, now I’m confused about exactly what he predicted.
Once upon a time you dressed so fine
Threw the bums a dime in your prime
For the life of me, I do not understand folks that jump on Dylan threads to trash. And if is so painful, why subject yourself? Get a better hobby.
He has been tweaking people and having a chuckle for many years. He probably laughs the most each time he looks at his bank account.
People hear what they want to hear; they expect Dylan to be for Obama.
Actually Drudge has it posted like this “Bob Dylan predicts Obama ‘in a landslide’! Which is correct??????
Will all the Obama-bots start Tweeting death threats to Dylan now?
LOL! I thought the same thing yesterday. He just says
landslide and nothing more. He’s been aware of how
dastardly the press is for decades and loves to mess with
He’s a funny and interesting guy!!
The pump don’t work ‘cause the vandals took the handles.
Bingo. That was likely his intent.
The post is the take of rightwingbob a.k.a. Sean Curnyn. Sean has written for years about the conservative and traditional values in Dylan’s work.
But I would not feel so all alone..everybody must get stoned.
sorry for the double post. This site is getting slower and slower
The Cinch got it right again. Dylan has always been a reader of the times and he knows there is a groundswell a’coming today. And it will make Obama a one term president.
Please read all of the Cinch article to see how the media has been twisting themselves into knots for years trying to get Dylan to gives his imprimatur on Obama. And he NEVER does.
“Sometimes the President even stands naked.” Watergate didn’t surprise him one bit. Neither will this.
He’s always been pretty noncommittal about politics. Smart enough not to pull a dixie chick move and alienate a hugh number of fans.
I mean, come ON! Read what actually came out of Dylan’s mouth.
I like Dylan. I’m a fan. That’s why it’s so painful to listen to him now.
“Poor Bob. Its just painful listening to him now. Sounds like he gargled razor blades.”
The one and only time I saw Dylan was December 1964, at Wilson High School, Long Beach CA.
His music, then and now, isn’t about his singing; it is about the melody, and the instrumental composition, arrangement and performance.
Yes, his singing voice has gone down hill, from not so hot to begin with. Instrumentals still good.
His band for years was “The Band” and he was also part of the “Traveling Wilburies.”
See if you like “Lay Lady Lay” on which original, country great played guitar, back in 1969. Written but not used in the film “Midnight Cowboy.”
Here is “Peggy Day” which was the flipside on the 45 with “Lay Lady Lay”
Prove that from what Dylan actually said - not what ap spewed.
I thought he said Obama in a landslide the other day...
What Dylan actually said was that the election would be a landslide. What he *didn't* say was who would be the beneficiary of said landslide. Any linkage of what he actually said, and what was reported (Obama landslide) was the presstitutes putting words into his mouth he never uttered...
Got a link?
I read the story in this one. They didn't say what he said at the concert. But they quote is twitter that predicted a landslide but didn't say who for.
So is that the story? Dylan predicts landslide without saying who for and everyone runs off and claims Dylan for their side?
“Here’s pretty close to what I said last night in Madison. I said from the stage that we had to play better than good tonight, that the president was here today and hes a hard act to follow. Also, that were not fooled by the media and we think its going to be a landslide. Thats pretty much all of it.”
- Bob Dylan
As I say, I’m a fan.
I just heard a clip of a recent appearance this morning. To me it sounds like it’s painful for him to sing.
That sounds like MSM wishful thinking. Dylan has been holding steady conservative/Christian/zionist for at least 30 years.
Dylan was always somewhat apolitical and not the left-winger that the media painted him only due to his anti-war stance.
In his autobiography he noted that in the early sixties if he liked anyone politicaly it was actually Goldwater but his appreciation was for him as an individual as he had no analysis of policy issues.
Was ready to png ya...then I saw it’s your thread. LOL
Thank you. It’s a little discouraging to see the dearth of reading comprehension and basic analytical reasoning I am seeing on this thread.
Sean (the author of OP) reasons to his opinion. AP just made theirs up.
As to Bob’s exact quote - recording of the show will be available soon - and I expect his words are being discussed on Dylan sites. expectingrain.com is the best
“Take all the dust from Californ-i-ah
and all the dirt from the Oklahoma plains
Take all the coal and soot from the West Virginia mines
Its a whole lot clearer than the New York Times..
And its hard times
from contry living down to New York Town..”
remembered song fragment from some obscure B Dylan bootleg...
IMHO, He always sounded like that.
Once upon a time you dressed so fine
Threw the bums a dime in your prime
That’s exactly what came to my mind. I was a huge Dylan fan from the time his first record came out, saw him quite a few times in the early days, including when he first went electric. Loved his music.
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