“Well, you know right now America is in a state of upheaval. But we’ve got this guy out there now who is redefining the nature of politics from the ground up…Barack Obama. He’s redefining what a politician is, so we’llhave to see how things play out. Am I hopeful? Yes, I’m hopeful that things might change. Some things are going to have to.√ɬ¢√¢‚Äö¬¨√Ǭù — Bob Dylan speaking to Times Online‘s Alan Jackson in a 6.6 interview piece.
This is what visionary poet-gods do when they get older. They come down to earth and say sensible things and stand on the side of positive upheavals. Which is fine. Of course, the Dylan of Legend — the one who held mountains in the palm of his hands — would have never endorsed anyone. Not out of apathy or disdain, but because he had bigger fish to fry. Politicians — the brave ones — endorsed him.