WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's iPod could pass for a voter outreach tool.

Interviewed Monday on Cincinnati radio station WIZF, Obama ran through his musical tastes, an eclectic and all-encompassing list of artists and tracks that reflect the varied coalition of voters he is seeking to attract.

Asked what was on the "presidential iPod," Obama replied that he had "a pretty good mix."

"I've got old school — Stevie Wonder, James Brown. I've got Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan," he said.

There are also plenty of tracks that young voters might have downloaded to their own collections.

"And then I've got everything from Jay-Z, to Eminem, to the Fugees, to you name it. There's probably not a group that you play that I don't have on my iPod," Obama told the station's E.J. Greig.

For the voters whose tastes are more esoteric, "I've got some jazz — John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Gil Scott-Heron," the president said, adding, "You've got to mix it up. It just depends on what mood I'm in."

No mention of The Boss, Bruce Springsteen, who has been campaigning for Obama.

Or country music. That vote tends to tilt to the other guy.

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2 thoughts on “Obama’s IPod a Bit Like his Electorate- Varied

  1. Listening Viewer on said:

    Obama already won. He is and will remain the first Black POTUS regardless of this re-election outcome. What will I do if we lose? Thank the POTUS and his family for their service and sacrfice while in office. Remind my family and make sure it passes on from generation to generation what Obama accomplished and what he had to go through to accomplish his achievements. Regardless of what “his”tory says about him tell the true story about President Obama to every ear in the future that wants to listen. Let his audacity of hope motivate my future and the future of my family. And last but not least pray for those families who are affected by the opposition doing their will at the expense of the excluded 47% and some of that 47% that perhaps even voted for Romney. They’re going to need prayers more than anyone else who voted for Romney for the wrong reasons.

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