Madonna was booed at her latest concert in New Orleans after asking fans to go vote for Barack Obama but will Obama new slogan help change that?
You would be surprised to learn that of all cities, New Orleans was the one to boo Madonna for her Barack Obama endorsement.
Despite harsh criticisms from the city on how then Republican President George W. Bush handled the Hurricane Katrina disaster back in 2005, they weren’t that excited about a president from a different political party.
The 54-year-old pop singer took the stage, ready to entertain the crowd and push her political agenda.
“I don’t care who you vote for as long as you vote for Obama,” the “Girl Gone Wild” songstress said.
Immediately after making the comment the crowd erupted and booed the Obama supporter until she recanted her statement.
“Seriously, I don’t care who you vote for as long as you take responsibility for the future of your country… Do not take this privilege for granted,” the “Give Me All Your Lovin’” singer said. “Go vote!”
It seems as if the pop star hasn’t realized that the stage isn’t the always the best place to make a political statement.
Back in May she placed a swastika over the face of French politician Marine Le Pen in a background video and then in September called Barack Obama a “black Muslim.”
Seeing that Katy Perry has flaunted Obama nails and a Obama voting ballot dress and hasn’t been met with boos, Madonna’s fans might just be fed up with her political indecisiveness and would probably rather the starlet just show up to sing and leave it at that.
Meanwhile, Obama does seem to have lost some support from younger voters.
The 2008 election was largely decided by the new flock of younger generation voters who rushed out the ballot in support of Barack Obama, but this year’s election might not see the same turn out.
Although the President still has a majority of the support from younger voters, they aren’t nearly was enthusiastic as they were four years ago when Obama was first elected into office.
Apparently, many of the younger voters are disappointed to see that the presidential candidate who pushed for change still conformed just as much as the average politician.
“Most friends I know are kind of like me,” said one 19-year-old physics student who attends the University of Colorado. “They’re going to vote for Obama, but it’s not an enthusiastic vote. It’s just we prefer Obama over Romney.”
College aged voters are basing their votes specifically on the economy, because after all they are worried about the job outlook when they graduate.
Recent polls have revealed that nearly 53% of recent college graduates are unemployed or working entry level jobs that don’t require a bachelor’s degree.
Jeffrey Johnston, a 20-year-old studying architecture claimed that he didn’t seem as much “hope and change as [he] would have liked,” and because of that he’s casting his vote for Romney.
Despite the fact that he doesn’t agree with Romney’s stance on some of the more social issues, he also declared that Mitt would be the “lesser of two evils.”
In an effort to juice up their campaign a bit, the Obama campaign has a added a small change in their one word slogan – an exclamation point.
Instead of the signs reading “Forward” with a simple period at the end, the signs now express some more enthusiasm – perhaps more enthusiasm than younger voters have – by adding the exclamation point.
According to Jennifer Psaki, the exclamation was meant to show “the stakes in the election and energy at our events.”
Despite the excitement by the President’s campaign behind the new signs, we doubt that the new punctuation mark will be what wins over undecided voters or makes college graduates feel better about the current state of the economy.
*Updated* Video of Madonna getting booed at concert below. Fast forward to 2 minute mark.