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Obama's iPod a bit like his electorate _ varied

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's iPod could pass for a voter outreach tool.

Interviewed Monday on Cincinnati radio station WIZF, Obama ran through his musical tastes, an eclectic and all-encompassing list of artists and tracks that reflect the varied coalition of voters he is seeking to attract.

Asked what was on the "presidential iPod," Obama replied that he had "a pretty good mix."

"I've got old school — Stevie Wonder, James Brown. I've got Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan," he said.

There are also plenty of tracks that young voters might have downloaded to their own collections.

"And then I've got everything from Jay-Z, to Eminem, to the Fugees, to you name it. There's probably not a group that you play that I don't have on my iPod," Obama told the station's E.J. Greig.

For the voters whose tastes are more esoteric, "I've got some jazz — John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Gil Scott-Heron," the president said, adding, "You've got to mix it up. It just depends on what mood I'm in."

No mention of The Boss, Bruce Springsteen, who has been campaigning for Obama.

Or country music. That vote tends to tilt to the other guy.

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17Comments
Oct 29, 2012 11:35PM
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People prefer Romney over Obama? Really???? That guy probably listens to country only! How about some Afro-Beat Mr. President!!!
Oct 29, 2012 11:05PM
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Looking forward to another 4 with such a diverse man! 
Oct 29, 2012 11:04PM
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What do I "know" he has on his IPOD. Why the same thing he gave the Queen of England as a gift -- a copy of all of his speeches! Ugh!! Can you believe that?!!!
Oct 29, 2012 9:35PM
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Hello Fellow Americans or not!!  Everybody has this negative opinion about Obama it's true we need this economy to get back on track. But if memory serves me right back when Bush was in office nobody said a Damn thing about anything  he knew he was going to leave this country in shambles with no regard for anybody his family is rich for many life times to come and go. I wish Obama really said the hell with it all and let them have that possibly haunted White House. America is spoiled rotten and never satisfied!!!
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