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Viral Video: The 2012 Celeb Singalong for Obama

In 2008, a group of well-known singers crafted the music video, “Yes, We Can” to support the then fresh-faced Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama.

Now, as the days to the election count down and things are a little dicier for Obama, here is the 2012 effort, titled “Forward.”

Less star-studded than the last one, it features Ne-Yo, Herbie Hancock and Natasha Bedingfield in a “grassroots effort to motivate and inspire nationwide voter participation.”

Here is the new one and the 2008 one, too (it’s better):


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik