Ralph Stanley for Obama

Posted by on Oct 10, 2008 | Comments (9)

There’s a million musicians out there lending their support for Obama, but for some reason, this radio ad recorded by Ralph Stanley touches me the most. The ad is currently playing in Stanley’s home state of Virginia, where McCain and Obama are in a dead heat.

Most folks know Ralph Stanley from his haunting solo “O Death,” featured prominently on the O Brother, Where Art Thou soundtrack.

Take the time to listen to an 81-year-old legend endorse our future president:

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  1. Andrew M.
    October 17, 2008

    I trust Ralph Stanley. He and Obama both have very captivating speaking voices, don’t seem all fishy like other folks.

  2. chris
    October 22, 2008

    Hey Gabe, cool blog.
    The NY Times had a story about Obama campaigning in Virginia, and talked about Ralph Stanley. It said when BO met RS, the candidate told the banjo man that he liked his music, and in fact had a couple of RS’s songs on his iPod.
    Stanley was gracious. But after BO left, he looked at a couple of his pals and asked, “What’s an iPod?”

  3. wes p
    October 29, 2008

    I would like to make known my deep disappointment with Mr Stanley reguarding his blind support for Barack Obama. When one looks at Senator Obama’s voting record and his direction for America, it is obvious that he does not have Southwest VA’s best interest in mind. There are a lot of small business owners in VA that are going to be severly affected by Mr Obama’s tax plan. His radical associations (even with known domestic terrorists) and others raise serious questions about his loyalty. I have been a long time fan of Ralph Stanley’s music, however his recent claim that Obama will be good for the people of SW VA, in my opinion shows poor judgement. I think that Mr Stanley’s judgement and reputation will be severly damaged if Obama is elected.

  4. Annissa Cauble
    October 29, 2008

    I cannot believe as a good southern boy you would be in support on Barack Obama!!!!! John Mccain has served his country in all capacities and has weathered many storms.. Shame on YOU!!!!I will never listen to your music AGAIN!!! Barack Obama’s tax plan will not benefit VA and he does not have anyone’s best interest in mind except his own and the wealthy! I think you have “LOST YOUR MARBLES” not to mention your judgement is impaired.

  5. Kim Duckworth
    October 29, 2008

    I have to say I was disapointed when I heard RS was a supporter of Obama. You should know better. What are you thinking, this could hurt your repatation. I am a firm beleiver in the good ol boy system. OBAMA – BADIN YOU BETTER BE CAREFUL!!!!!

  6. Dean
    October 29, 2008

    Who the hell is Badin? Did Obama get a new running mate?

  7. Vanessa
    November 1, 2008

    Dean, I think it’s suppossed to be a pun. Like, Bad-in. Pretty clever, huh?

  8. Tama Polakowski
    March 9, 2011

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