Last night, as the president took it to the mat with Mitt Romney at the Presidential Debate and Town Hall Meeting, Jay-Z was behind the scenes getting a push to voters via a video message.
Jay-Z’s (formally known as Sean Carter) campaign video is a great montage of the Made In America concert in Philadelphia, Pa., September 1, with the president explaining why Jay-Z is the American that he speaks of every day:
President Obama: “To me the idea of America is that no matter who you are, what you look like, or where you come from, you can make it if you try. Jay-Z did, he didn’t come from power or privilege. He got ahead because he worked hard, learned from his mistakes, and just plain refused to quit. That’s the promise of this country and all of us have the obligation to keep that promise alive.”
The video cuts back to Jay-Z in a suit and he is encouraging, more than any other group, young people to get out and vote and make their voice heard because in his words:
“…for so long there was this voice that was silenced out there.”
The video is done quite well. Check it out! GObama! Thanks Jay.