Barack Obama has really been raking in the indie cred: Scarlet Johansson, Bright Eyes, Morrissey! Add to that list Chris Walla of Death Cab For Cutie, who was in New York promoting his new solo album late last week when he told MTV News that he’d jumped on the bandwagon, and would be supporting Mr. Obama in the Democratic primaries.
“It’s been sad for me, but I’ve had a real problem being able to get behind Senator [Hillary] Clinton in any real way, particularly over the last couple months,” he continued. “Six months ago, I would’ve told you I would’ve been thrilled to cast my vote for her, but the way her campaign has unfolded is so wrong to me. The mailers that have gone out in a couple of the primaries calling into question Obama’s record on choice are particularly phony, and for her to try to attack him over that is counterproductive for politics; it’s counterproductive to the cause. In policy terms, she’s an excellent leader, but I feel that the way she’s playing this game is so old, and the rulebook she’s drawing from is so outdated, that it isn’t translating to me, it’s alienating to me.”
Harsh words for Hillary! But at least she still has the support of, um…Ugly Betty?