A high-profile cast of musicians fanned out in support of President Obama at rallies around the country over the weekend as part of a final push in his re-election campaign, according to multiple news reports. John Mellencamp appeared with Obama in Iowa, Stevie Wonder warmed up a crowd in Cincinnati, Pitbull introduced the president in Hollywood, Florida, and Dave Matthews joined Obama Saturday in Bristow, Virginia, and yesterday in Aurora, Colorado.
Wonder, who recently released a song for Obama, joked with the crowd in Ohio before he played "Sir Duke," saying, "You know, I've not looked at either candidate," then pausing for a wave of laughter as the joke sank in. "So it's not based on that, the color of their skin. But I must tell you, it's based on their spirit."
Pitbull didn't perform in Florida, but the first-generation Cuban-American did talk about "what my family went through to be able to appreciate the opportunity that this country gives me," and emphasized a sense of commonality.