Obama Ends His Brief Musical "Career"

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Obama Ends His Brief Musical "Career"

President Obama says he'll no longer be singing in public.

Published August 9, 2012

Fans of President Obama — the vocalist, that is — will have to be satisfied with online videos, ringtones and an attack ad from rival Mitt Romney because there will be no more live performances. Obama shared the news at a campaign rally in Grand Junction, Colorado, Wednesday after an audience member cried out, "Sing for us!"

"Michelle made me promise that I can't sing to others anymore," the president said. "Because she wants me to just sing to her, you know?"

A video of Obama singing a verse from the Al Green hit "Let's Stay Together" at the Apollo Theater in January became a viral sensation and was followed with a rendition of "Sweet Home Chicago" at a White House concert.

The disappointment supporters in Colorado felt upon learning that the president had delivered his last live performance may be short-lived. Given how much fun he's had "performing," it could be one campaign promise he won't be able to keep.


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(Photo: CBS News)

Written by Joyce Jones


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