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.
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