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Old 12-11-2011, 08:18 AM   #31
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The entire interview was wonderful, the end statement just made me go
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It's much braver and effective than just ranting and mocking from the stage. But one thing I've learned, is that fans would rather their rock stars to look cool than be effective.
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Old 12-11-2011, 11:18 AM   #33
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But one thing I've learn is that fans would rather their rock stars to look cool than be effective.
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While I applaud Bono's bravery and consistency in doing this, I also don't like it. It turns me off him, frankly.
I don't think Bono really cares what his fanbase thinks. His priorities are the emergency in Africa.
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I'm pretty sure you missed the point of my post...
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Old 12-11-2011, 11:24 AM   #35
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I missed it, but if Bono wasn't being sardonic when he said that...Jesus. Just incredible how a man could change so much in 20 years (I realize he said Regan the Statesman and not Regan the politician, but still...)
It is possible to recognize qualities of your opponents without necessarily agreeing with everything about them.
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Old 12-11-2011, 11:27 AM   #36
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Must have been your Borat-like use of 'learn' that caused me to not understand.
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Old 12-11-2011, 11:33 AM   #37
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I hate seeing Bono have to suck up to crazies like Huckabee, but I understand why he does it.
As an a outsider to the US, I don't see Huckabee as a crazy and why people on the left don't embrace him. I see him as a Republican I would actually vote for. (If I were to vote Republican). What has he done that is so wrong?
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Must have been your Borat-like use of 'learn' that caused me to not understand.
The joys of posting from a phone.
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As an a outsider to the US, I don't see Huckabee as a crazy and why people on the left don't embrace him. I see him as a Republican I would actually vote for. (If I were to vote Republican). What has he done that is so wrong?
nothing scandelous per say...its more about him being a dumb minister from arkansas. media doesn't really care for your intelligence if you get your advice from the bible as opposed to some esteemed professor from an ivy league think tank.

seems nice 'nuff, but country boys aren't meant for politcs in the US.
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It's much braver and effective than just ranting and mocking from the stage. But one thing I've learned, is that fans would rather their rock stars to look cool than be effective.
THIS x1000000
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I don't think what he said at the end was any sort of big deal. I heard it more as of a bland statement to be vaguely complimentary of Huckabee in a manner his viewers could get behind without actually saying anything vs "gosh, I sure liked that Reagan and what he stood for."
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I presume Bono believes that partisanship and divisiveness is luxury stance that some can afford. Whereas team work and cohesion is much more difficult. If politicians don't co-operate on some issues then in essence it isn't much more than bad theater.

I am not sure why U2 fans are not giving him full support on what he is doing in Washington. No one should have any gripe with him being apolitical and working on real human development issues.
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As an a outsider to the US, I don't see Huckabee as a crazy and why people on the left don't embrace him. I see him as a Republican I would actually vote for. (If I were to vote Republican). What has he done that is so wrong?
I don't know about "wrong" but possibly his religious bent, saying that Obama grew up in Kenya, his "glorifying out of wedlock children" comments about Natalie Portman. I'm sure there are other things you could find online. Probably because he's on Fox he automatically engenders a certain opinion.

I didn't see it but my take on Bono is that it might be the typical Bono tendency to get emotionally and verbally carried away in the moment. Honestly who knows how much he even knows about Huckabee other than what he was told by some other politician (s) , Googled, whatever. I hardly think he's mellowed so much that he would be a Reagan supporter or apologist.
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Is there a way to watch this interview online? I had no idea Bono would be on TV again. Great to see that we have another controversy based on something Bono said. It has been a while, like, what, a week?

Yes, I think from everything we know about Bono, there should be no doubt that he is an absolute republican Reagan fan and anti Obama

U2 fans tend to lose their faith quite easily.
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