Obama makes cover of Rolling Stone
April 25th, 2012
02:08 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama makes cover of Rolling Stone

(CNN) - Seemingly continuing his attempt this week to resonate with younger voters, President Obama professed his admiration for comedian Jon Stewart and the television show Homeland in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine hitting newsstands later this week.

The interview's release comes at the end of Obama’s two day trip to three colleges, during which he pressed Congress to stem off an expected increase in student loan interest rates. The president also appeared on comedian Jimmy Fallon’s show and participated in a sketch with the popular late night talk show host. It all appears to be an effort to drum up support with younger voters, a demographic that were among the president’s most fervent supporters in 2008.

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  1. Gurgyl

    O-B-A-M-A 2012.

    April 25, 2012 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  2. the dogs of war

    I wish he would slow jam a budget

    April 25, 2012 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  3. mm

    GObama 2012!

    April 25, 2012 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  4. John, PA

    What a joke, the cover of Rolling Stone!

    Too bad he can't help the economy, do something/anything that would lower the price of fuel, help improve the housing market, create jobs, produce a budget that passes Congress, run a country.

    The US economy shows Obama is the Partier in Chief

    April 25, 2012 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  5. Mikey

    The greatest president of our lifetime! Obama 2012. ....and all the sour grapes, handwringing, dumb rhetoric, and conniptions by the uptight-righties just makes his presidency that much more enjoyable.

    April 25, 2012 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  6. obama victim

    Jimmy Fallon?? Rolling Stone?? shouldn't the Preident of the United States be a little more dignified??

    April 25, 2012 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  7. Myviewis

    Talk about playing on the mind of the youth who don't have enough experience to ask the correct questions, analyze, judge Obama on his job performance. Obama admires that loser of Jon Stewart who is nothing more than an embarrassment? Seriously, Obama is needing Jimmy Fallon to help win this election? So Obama cannot win on his own merit, job performance. This is nothing more than a gimick, playing on kids minds who are not old enough to know what it is like to be unemployed while your tax money goes towards someone's birth control, abortion, green energy company that flopped.

    April 25, 2012 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  8. Scum 1981

    To Dogs of War- While I don't agree with the point, it was a good quip.

    April 25, 2012 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  9. Namemomo

    Go obama best president ever 4 more years n the country will b back on their feet

    April 25, 2012 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  10. Another Day in the RW Idiot Mines

    "Jimmy Fallon?? Rolling Stone?? shouldn't the Preident of the United States be a little more dignified??"

    You mean like Richard Nixon going on Laugh-In?

    April 25, 2012 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  11. Another Day in the RW Idiot Mines

    "Too bad he can't help the economy, do something/anything that would lower the price of fuel, help improve the housing market, create jobs, produce a budget that passes Congress, run a country. "

    Apparently you missed the part about how your GOBP cult has blocked the President's attempts in those areas, for the most part. And still the President has improved things. It must feel terrible for you to be associated with the massive failures of your GOBP cult.

    April 25, 2012 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  12. Rudy NYC

    Can you imagine the feigned affirmations of patriotism if Mitt Romney were on the cover of Rolling Stone?

    April 25, 2012 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  13. bill

    Worst president ever.

    April 25, 2012 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  14. Another Day in the RW Idiot Mines

    "Talk about playing on the mind of the youth who don't have enough experience to ask the correct questions, analyze, judge Obama on his job performance."

    From what I've seen hear, there's a lot of youth, middle-agers and elderly who "don't have enough experience to ask the correct questions, analyze, judge the GOBP cult on its job performance."

    April 25, 2012 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  15. Data Driven

    I don't agree with this, as a political strategy, because young people don't vote. But on a general level I love it, particularly the whining envy the President's hipster cred produces (see comments above)

    April 25, 2012 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  16. NYC REPUB

    Obama 2012!!!

    April 25, 2012 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  17. Little Jimmy Truth

    Obama chooses spotlight is too important than working hard in issues. We already waste our taxes to showprez aka Obama.

    April 25, 2012 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  18. Essie

    WOW! He is a cool President! Someone that everybody can relate to...awesome! With all the haters & small-minded people, he still hold his head up & always smiling. We love you, Mr. President! ~ OBAMA/BIDEN 2012!!!

    April 25, 2012 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  19. judy

    Obama is smart cool and dignified. Our you could have that dork Mitt. Right wing is so nasty and upset. Obama 2012 Move forward not back.

    April 25, 2012 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  20. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    What's "Too Bad" is people voted for GWB to screw up this country, just like he failed in everything else before becoming president, and left it for somebody else to cleanup in 4 years what he didn't do in his 8. That's what's "Too Bad" and you know what else, since we're talking about "Too Bad", it's "Too Bad" you voted for GWB and it's "Too Bad" you're still willing to vote for another GWB to continue his policies, that's "Too Bad".

    April 25, 2012 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  21. Hammerer

    That says it all about obama. A wantabe!

    April 25, 2012 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  22. Anonymous

    Who cares that Obama is in the cover of Rollin Stones? What we really care is about the economy, the jobs, losing the house, etc. I can not believe that the president of USA go to the late shows to campaign with the audience. He is just, desperate, and afraid, and he does not know what to do, because he knows he is going to lose in November

    April 25, 2012 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  23. obama victim

    Nixon was a candidate when he was on Laugh In....just like Slick Willie when he was on ....?? an't remember...that colored guy's show....Barry is the president.......although he does act like the perpetual candidate

    April 25, 2012 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  24. Myviewis

    Hey youth vote, who cares if our economy is crashing when Obama was impressed with Mick Jagger, thinks Jon Stewart is brilliant and went to Jimmy Fallon to help him win a 2nd term. As long as Obama is one of the kids who cares if Americans can't find a job, gas prices are skyrocketing and looks like Medicare funds will pay for the new healthcare plan that everyone believes will give them a free health insurance policy that includes their adult children and women will get free birth control and abortion from their bosses. This must be really funny to Jon Stewart and Jimmy Fallon who are loaded with dollars, richer than rich and don't have to worry about money and can pay any gas price at the pump ( oh wait, they have people to fill up their gas tank for them) so they don't know how much gas costs.

    April 25, 2012 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  25. carmen tx.

    we love obama he will be the next prez. i'm almost sure. if he could run 3rd term he would win. hes doing okay the congress don't want him to do anything. its washington the trouble not obama. they said day one they would do anything to make him one term prez. he knows that. at least he tries to help the poor the ones that don't have jobs. the ones that go to collage the seniors. the goverment is us its our money and we should help the people thats how the system was started up. why the gop's get so mad at us when the goverment helps someone its wrong. when mitt gives 18 dollars a head for a vote what the heck he could just give me the 18 dollars find with me. if you want to eat like a gop vote demo. works everytime god bless the usa and god bless obama .

    April 25, 2012 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
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