Bon Jovi: Politicians’ Most Wanted

Jersey boy Jon Bon Jovi is the celeb du jour being courted to lend his star power to politicians on the campaign trail. JBJ has been on the A-list since the Clintons brought him into the fold in the early 90’s – even Republicans are smitten. From The New York Times:

There were dinners in East Hampton with Mrs. Clinton and another Democratic presidential candidate, John Edwards. Senator Barack Obama, her fiercest rival for the nomination, asked Mr. Bon Jovi to hear him speak in Midtown Manhattan. And Al Gore caught up with him in London for a photo op.
In New Jersey, it is practically a requirement for any high-ranking politician to attend at least one of his shows. And despite his left-leaning political allegiances, Democrats and Republicans alike seek him out as if he were New Jersey√¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s very own Bono…And as someone who sings about his √¢‚Ǩ≈ìplastic dashboard Jesus√¢‚Ǩ¬ù and performs at concerts to fight global warming, his appeal is broad.


OK, Obama grabbed Oprah, Edwards recently showed up with Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, and of course the inimitable Kevin Bacon. Let’s play celebrity match up for the rest of the presidential hopefuls…

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