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Barack Obama Covers Rolling Stone

Barack Obama Covers Rolling Stone

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama takes the cover of the latest issue of Rolling Stone. Here are some of the interview’s highlights:

Tell me your reaction when you first heard that he had picked Sarah Palin as his running mate. I didn’t know her, so it was a surprise decision. Look, you have to give them credit: It obviously energized the conservative wing of the party. And that’s worth something in politics.

Weren’t you shocked, at least a little, by the choice of someone with no real experience on the national stage? As I said, we didn’t know her, so we were surprised. It wasn’t anticipated.

Looking back over the past eight years, what’s the thing that Bush screwed up the worst? I think Iraq has to rank number one. Although the economy and his failure, utterly, to anticipate the dangers of such a highly leveraged Wall Street, combined with such a highly leveraged federal government, combined with such highly leveraged consumers, at a time when we knew that baby boomers are about to retire and we need to start storing the acorns for the winter — it’s breathtaking. The level of irresponsibility that’s taken place over the last eight years is breathtaking.

To read the full cover feature on Barack Obama, visit RollingStone.com.

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  • Jen

    That is the worst picture of him ever.
    I LOVE IT!!
    McCain – Palin 08!!

  • http://jusrjared.buzznet.com Elizabeth

    Haha! This picture is horrible! So unflattering!

    McCain / Palin 08

  • Grace

    Barack Obama For President 2008.
    I love him. VOTE FOR HIM!

  • hunter

    OBAMA 08!!
    Wooh. Gonna make some history!

  • Silvia

    Yeah,that is a very unflattering picture

    OBAMA/BIDEN 08

  • Nummy

    OBAMA RULES!!!

    KSA old man :)

  • Kitty

    He really is a gentleman. Being very nice about that retard. I REALLY hope he wins.

    Obama/Biden ’08

  • bailey

    Thanks for posting! I wouldn’t have known otherwise :]

  • mike

    im SO tired of the election and cant wait for it to be over!

  • ZachNot a

    Not a good picture. but your looking at the next president of the united states. Go Obama and Biden!

  • obama08

    OBAMA 2008!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!HOW COULD YOU NOT VOTE FOR HIM????

    We’re screwed if he isn’t PREZ!

  • roni

    this guy is classy, handles himself with such dignity and respect of others…hands down. You don’t need to be a democrat to appreciate his honesty…Obama 08 all the way….

  • bETH

    YAY OBAMA!!!

    MCCAIN = GEORGE BUSH 2.0

    PALIN = REPUBLICUNT BARBIE

  • stella

    McCain / Palin 08

    MCcain is NO BUSH!!!!!!!

    Obama has 0 experience!!!!

  • t

    wooo go obama

  • gina

    Surprising to see him on the cover of Rolling Stone.

    http://celebritytoday.today.com/

  • mcmarry

    wow I thought my eyesight had gone buggy. I hope thats an error on jareds part with that pic looking like that! OMG freaky!

  • Kiki

    He looks like he has a HUGE head in this picture!

  • rebecca

    ewww
    he’s so ugly
    huge nose
    fake smile…
    grosss

    thats why mccain and palin are gonna win!! =)

  • rebecca

    ewww
    he’s so ugly
    huge nose
    fake smile…
    grosss

    thats why mccain and palin are gonna win!! =)

  • jessica

    well that’s unflattering. he’s neva gona live that down with the young population. hehe

  • marisa

    ugh i’m so sick of this man.
    he’s not even a man. he’s a despicable example of a citizen of the u.s.
    he’s friends with terrorists, wants to make congress bigger when it needs to downsize, wants to make us pay higher taxes, give poor people a good chunk of money that comes out of the wealthy/ middle class’s wallets, voted 4 times to KILL BABIES that survive abortion, ect.
    this man is full of lies!! he won’t do anything for us. The only “change” he is proposing is the change he is gonna take out my parents wallets and give to some person who sits on their butt all day long.
    my parents actually WORK for their money and don’t wait for it to be handed to them, or depend on welfare.
    ladies and gentleman, Barack Obama ^

    there you have it.
    what an unattractive picture too. He shouldn’t be talking- he looks like the pig with lipstick now.
    ignorant fool is all he is.

    NOBAMA!

    mccain/palin 08

  • jessica

    and i’m glad we have SMART people like rebecca because we all know good looks make good presidents.

  • Jack

    “I’m not George Bush..if you want to run against George Bush,
    you should’ve run against him 4 yrs agp” YES!

    McCain is a different man..I love him.
    bottom line..Democrats ALWAYS raise taxes.

    poor Joe the plumber who will be forced to “spread his hard
    earned wealth”

    McCain/Palin ’08 he is NOT Geirge Bush.

  • NAty

    Stella you are saying that Obama has no experience, but does Pailin has a lot of experience?

  • marisa

    mccain/palin 08

  • Coco

    McCain is experienced, tougher, has achievements.
    Obama is a mystery.
    And boys & girls..his plans will cost you $$
    he will raise taxes like Clinton did but lied that he won’t.
    I agree..McCain is not Bush.
    I trust McCain to protect our country.
    How naive people are that Obama is the “savior”

  • um…..

    That is a god awful picture!! He is normally so handsome, but that pic just knocked him down a peg or two…..

    OBAMA/BIDEN ’08!!

  • hunter

    He is not Bush, obviously. But c’mon. The old dude is gonna die then we’ll have the stupid moose hunter as our president. If that happens..I’m moving back to Canada.
    For my future kid’s sake and mine.

  • [☆I n F a m o u s☆]

    ..`it must really hurt the 3 cripple-old-mccain fans see obama get so much attention.

  • hunter

    OBAMAAA!
    Our next Prez..man. Cause McCain will raise my taxes. :( I don’t want that..cause I’m nearly broke as it is, yo.

  • fuuugz

    LOL @ #23!!!!

    hehe… so true.

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  • mona

    Hunter..Obama will raise your taxes! not McCain.
    Republicans are for smaller government.
    what that means? You pay for less gov. mandate issues.

    but I love when McCain finally said, “I’m not George Bush”

    McCain is humble, smart, experienced & I trust a POW
    more then a person who has 4 questionable connections (so far that we know of) Ayers, Wright, Slumlord who’s in jail & his Marxist connections.

  • hunter

    Mona..he won’t. I’m one of those 95 percent. I’m not rich and McCain is gonna raise the middle class. Too bad you don’t see it.

    Yeah..he said that he’s not. Obviously. But 90 percent of the time, he AGREED with everything Bush said. And we DON’T need four more years of the same. Bush is the worst president in history. And that’d be McCain/Palin..following in his footsteps.

    STOP focusing on the past. It’s time for the future. And have someone actually change the world for the better. For my future kids..and me. And their kids.

    Obama 08!

    Obama 08!

    Obama 08!

    Obama 08!

  • Gabby

    Obama wants to spread the wealth? WTF?

  • Amy

    For all the people voting for Obama just know that you are also voting for.
    1. abortion to be legal : Obama claims that every woman has the right to choose.. true in that sense.. but it’s no longer a choice of just ONE person when there is a living thing inside of you that deserves the chance to live, yet he’s going to allow teenage girls to get abortions even those that aren’t even old enough to drive.
    2. Increasing tax plans.. as John McCain said why would you want to raise taxes for ANYONE? && Why would anyone in America WANT to pay for higher taxes? I mean if you want to give your government even more money then go for it..
    3. && Obama hasn’t been in the senate nearly as long as McCain has.. He’s all talk right now. I’ll give it to the guy, he’s smooth and a fast talker and all. but that’s all he is. TALK. McCain really is what America is all about… He’s fought long and hard in war and has served for his country almost all his life demonstrating how much he cares for this country .. All the immature people that are making comments on his age and such need to get over it. With age comes wisdom and experience. All of which McCain has in order to become the president of this country.

    There are too many reasons to list as to why McCain would make the better president that i couldn’t possibly list in 5000 words.
    Clearly those who want a president with great plans, and experience should vote McCain.

    VOTE McCain!

  • mccain supporter

    I think John McCain made it clear in tonight’s debate that Obama has no clear way of paying for is lifechanging “programs” and that ultimately he will raise taxes. The Ganf of 3 (Obama, Pelosi, Reid) will not take over.

    Hello America!! McCain IS NOT BUSH!!!

    If Obama wanted to run against Bush he should of done that 3 years ago, but i guess he was busy starting his Senate career…

    McCain/Palin ’08!

  • boogie

    ughhhhh…I saw the debate tonight and it’s confirmed my belief that McPain as the President will be a huge mistake. He made me very uncomfortable- his dismeanor was very intense- nervous, boiling to the point of popping a vein and I felt was just rolling out words with no sustance to what he was saying….. My hair on my arms felt like they were standing up…..shivers! McPain will mean big pain if he is elected,

    Save the USA….DON’T vote for McPain. (shivers)

  • florence

    I don’t want palin as our president….

    Obama ftw!!!!

  • hunter

    Of COURSE McCain has more experience. I’m 22 and it’s like going up against and saying my grandpa, who’s what..73, doesn’t have the experience. Yeah, he’s got more experience than me. He’s been on this earth longer.

    And as the abortion – I’m pro choice. It’s not a baby until it comes out and takes it’s first breath of this disgusting polluted air we’re all breathing in. Don’t take woman’s rights away.

    The RICH can afford it. I can’t. McCain will raise my taxes and I can’t have that.
    Like Margaret Cho said..

    I am sick of everyone saying – “He was a good soldier. He was a good soldier.” Um yeah. He was captured. So he was not that good.
    haha it’s TRUE.
    Woo for serving..but not that good.

    Vote Obama if you want to save the economy..a CHANGE. And not a third term of Bush.

  • Undecided

    I have to say…I really like Obama…but have questioned some of these darn people he has associated with….McCain? I think he is too old….I am sorry but he is….I normally go Republican but this since 2001 I have been wondering WTF? I am so torn as to who to vote for…I do find myself leaning towards Obama after really thinking I would originally vote for McCain….Obama seems a bit more real and in touch….Gosh what a decision.

  • KAYBABY

    McCain-Palin ’08

  • boogie

    Obama- towards a better future for all of us

    Obama- 08 !

  • Undecided

    Hunter I doubt seriously women’s right to choose will be changed…there are WAY too many people on the Right who would agree to that….margaret Cho is an idiot. Please don’t listen to her…If you have ever been pregnant…that child is a child at conception….A woman knows this…you change all over…hormonally and it is an unbelievably real experience. The air you breathe in the USA is healthier than if you were in China … we have it good in America compared to the rest of the world…look at Africa….the rights of WOMEN in Africa especially….

  • jj rocks

    Im not voting for the great debater but a real President and that is McCain/Palin!

  • Lt. Joe the Plumber

    the rich can afford it? OMG…
    you are a communist. brrrrr.

    if I work all my life & finally have a biz to give 20 people jobs.
    I’m not going to spread THAT hard earned money to YOU,

  • nilian

    I am voting for McCaine for the presidential election.

    Obama has NO experience.

    Plus, he has 4 questionable connections !!!!

  • Damien

    third cover in less than a year?? whow.

  • Seth

    Not a good picture. But who is dumb enough to elect a president on good looks. o,well, this is America we have our share of stupidos. Mccain is playing dirty left, right and center…in the debate

    Vote for Obama

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