Obama makes cover of Rolling Stone
April 25th, 2012
02:08 PM ET
3 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. Rudy NYC

    obama victim

    Jimmy Fallon?? Rolling Stone?? shouldn't the Preident of the United States be a little more dignified??
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    What's wrong with Jimmy Fallon? It is basically no different than any other late night show. [Fallon made a C3PO joke!]

    What's wrong with Rolling Stone? The editors at the Rolling Stone pick whomever and whatever they want to be on their cover and in their articles. Conservatives didn't have any complaints when the embedded reporter started quoting generals making remarks that ran counter to administration policy.

    Dignified? Do you feel that the POTUS should always act like royalty or something? Act more like a Romney?

    April 25, 2012 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  2. chuck weidemann

    I thought our nations young were the point of reducing the budget deficits...you know leave the country better than the generation before!! Better health care, water quality,air quality,transportation,education... ect.ect. Our young are our future...so the president better speak to them.

    April 25, 2012 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  3. jo an

    It may take years for the world to give credit to Obama....Did you watch PBS last night...Obama had major role in keeping this country and the world from going down the RABBIT HOLE......

    April 25, 2012 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  4. Another Day in the RW Idiot Mines

    "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."

    Rmoney was on Leno a couple of weeks ago. Don't remember you getting all poutraged then.

    April 25, 2012 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  5. Carrie

    Yo my great Prez, Go on wit your badself, Its offically Us against the Rich, Richer, & Richie Rich Romney, GO GETTEN DALEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 25, 2012 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  6. The Greedy Old PIgs have lost their minds!

    "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."

    Gas prices have dropped recently and no one is getting "free birth control and abortion from their bosses." How do you expect to persuade anyone but your fellow GOBP cult members when all you do is spew lies? Is this really how your GOBP cult thinks it can win an election, by throwing verbal feces at your opponents?

    April 25, 2012 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  7. B

    Rolling Stone didn't pick Romney, they picked President Obama for the cover of their magazine because President Obama has the ability to relate to people and not look down his nose on others who are not as fortunate as he is.

    April 25, 2012 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  8. Carrie

    Yea But Bishop Romney made the cover of DOOM & GLOOM & EVERYTHIG SUCKS & EVERYTHIG BLOWS magizine, Doesnt that account for something.

    April 25, 2012 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  9. Gus

    Yea but Romney made the Cover of The TABBY NACKLE TIMES. Thats even better!!!!!!!!!!

    April 25, 2012 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  10. Myviewis

    Obviously, Obama's intellectuality is at the same level of Jon Stewart and Jimmy Fallon which now helps me see better how the GSA employees did what they did.

    April 25, 2012 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  11. Willis

    Yea But da Bishop made the cover of SENDIN YALL JOBS OVERSEAS Digest.

    April 25, 2012 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  12. Myviewis

    Rolling Stone didn't pick Romney because they want to help Obama win a 2nd term since they are obviously Democrat. Why would a Democrat magazine help a Republican win the presidential election? Don't think Obama would appreciate that one.

    April 25, 2012 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  13. FED up

    Wow that shows how out of touch Obama really is. Jon Stuart is totally not an Obama fan and takes every opportunity to rip on him. It's sad that the Daily show on comedy central and even Rolling Stone magazine are more reliable news sources than the MSM. It's going to take more than the cover of Rolling Stone to convince the youth. The really bad part about this for Obama is he just put himself on the cover of a magazine that has also been disgraced with the image of clowns like emenem and lil wayne (obamas heroes). Whatever momentum he picks up from this publicity stunt will be dwarfed by the damage he has done to his image with the older voters. In 2008 Obama promised change. End the wars: fail. fix the deficit: fail. close guantanimo bay: fail. balance the budget: fail. end the patriot act: fail. immigration reform: fail. What is he going to tell people now? Oh yeah he'll blame it all on George W. after he insisted and promised he was going to be the one to undo all of the Bush damage. Where's the change you promised Mr. president? So far all we have seen is a continuation of the Bush policies particularly when it comes to the illegal wars we are in. Who's going to fix all the Obama damage? Romney? Seriously? We are screwed!!!

    April 25, 2012 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  14. OC CA Voter

    That's right show them the Rock Starr side. U have my vote from the OC, CA
    Obama2012

    April 25, 2012 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  15. livingston

    Myviews – Obviously, President Obama realizes that you have to do more then look down your nose at people when you want to talk to them. Romney needs to learn how to talk to the citizens of this country with respect for their intelligence and without looking like he just smelled something bad.

    April 25, 2012 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  16. Woman In California

    Jealous much Willard? No one wants you ANYWHERE except for the cult from which you belong.

    April 25, 2012 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  17. Rudy NYC

    Myviewis wrote:

    Obviously, Obama's intellectuality is at the same level of Jon Stewart and Jimmy Fallon which now helps me see better how the GSA employees did what they did.

    Rolling Stone didn't pick Romney because they want to help Obama win a 2nd term since they are obviously Democrat. Why would a Democrat magazine help a Republican win the presidential election? Don't think Obama would appreciate that one.
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    You sound more like a Romney than Mitt Romney. Where are your facts? We are tired of the hate mail. Attacking someone's character instead of the facts is regarded as sign of surrender. The few "facts" that you do offer are in fact false.

    April 25, 2012 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  18. Willis

    Yo Daley, Da Bishop done dissed Yall Union Members last night, This is gonna be fun watchin you eat da Tabby Nackle for lunch.!!

    April 25, 2012 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  19. Myviewis

    @livingston- you are so correct, Obama's intelligence level is no higher than Rolling Stone magazine, Jon Stewart and Jimmy Fallon and that is why Obama has such an easy time talking to the less intelligent of our country and why our economy is in such trouble. In other words, what you're saying is that the less intelligent are running our country. I agree with you, thank you, good point. The less intelligent will be voting Obama back into the White House, I didn't see that one coming. Thanks

    April 25, 2012 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  20. Willis

    Yea but that dont compare to Bishop Romney makin the cover of Majic Underwear Monthly!

    April 25, 2012 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  21. gelada413

    The only prescription Romney has for the country is to let it hit bottom and the rich will buy it up for pennies on the dollar. And the rest of us can go to hell! So uptight he's anal retentive.

    April 25, 2012 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  22. Liska

    Rock it !! BHO 2012 Elizabeth Warren 2016 2024 VOTE !!!

    April 25, 2012 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
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