DMB rains on Clinton's parade
That's what happened in Bloomington, Indiana, when former President Bill Clinton came to the campus of Indiana University to drum up support for the presidential campaign of his wife, Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY). Just as the two-term Oval Officer was preparing to take the stage in IU's Assembly Hall, word began to spread that free tickets to Sunday's DMB concert on campus were being given away across town at that very moment. Students frantically flocked away from the former Commander-in-Chief to get their mitts on the tickets at... the Bloomington campaign headquarters for rival candidate Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL).
"I was leaning toward Obama, but this sealed the deal for sure," said Indiana student Jason Schectman, who waited three hours for his DMB tix, according to the Indianapolis Star.
Matthews endorsed Obama's candidacy in a letter on the band's website on the eve of the Virginia primary in February. "I believe that corporate greed and its involvement in policymaking, along with political cronyism, have made it nearly impossible for the people to govern," Matthews wrote. "It is time for a change, and that is why I support Barack Obama for President."
President Clinton still managed to attract 6,000 people to his speech, clearly not rock fans.