- 07 Nov 12
For the day that's in it, we've dug out an interview with the U2 frontman...
To celebrate Barack Obama's victory over Mitt Romney this morning, we've had a rummage through our archive for this interview with Bono, who we spoke to last year just before the President's official Irish visit.
"Barack Obama has the demeanour of one you would play chess with", Bono mused, speaking to HP's Olaf Tyaransen. "And of course, his secret weapon is his flash of a smile and a wicked sense of humour. He’s very funny."
U2 were of course asked to perform at Obama's inauguration in 2009, the plan being that the band would launch into ‘Pride (In The Name Of Love)’ following a replay of Martin Luther King's iconic 'I Have A Dream Speech'. It wasn't to be though, as Bono explains..
“[Obama] thought there was a vain comparison. And there you have the man - He didn’t feel that he was worthy. Meanwhile yours truly, the singer of the Irish rock band, had no problem going out after Dr. King’s speech. So there’s your clue to the other man! Really that shows a great sensitivity.
Read the full interview with Bono, here.