CINCINNATI -- President Obama isn’t just running a campaign these days, he’s staging a touring music fest.
Dave Matthews performed in Bristow, Va., and later in Aurora, Colo. Jason Mraz is all over Ohio. John Mellencamp will be opening for the vice president in Richmond.
Katy Perry was in Milwaukee. Pitbull was in Hollywood, Fla. Stevie Wonder in Cincinnati.
For the grand finale Monday night, Bruce Springsteen and Jay-Z in Columbus, Ohio.
Oh, and the president will be there, too.
Obama’s reelection hasn’t garnered anything like the pop culture and celebrity buzz of his first bid. For most of this long slog of a campaign, the most reliable musical fixture on the stump for Obama was will.i.am, singing his songs written about the 2008 campaign.
Still, in the final push, with the race against GOP nominee Mitt Romney looking almost as tight as a race can get, the bold face names are going on the road for Obama.