I’m speechless and utterly disappointed in Bono and U2. For all the liberal causes that Bono and U2 have stood up for over the years that they could sell out to Rick Santorum and perform at a fundraiser for him, is absolutely ludicrous and so disappointing.
Santorum met Bono earlier this year, having been introduced by John Kasich, the former Congressman from Ohio and host of Fox News Channel’s “Heartland.”
So what does the Irish rocker have in common with the conservative senator?
As in the case of Santorum, Bono’s religious convictions inform his activities.
The U2 leader shared some of his faith perspectives with the author of the book “Bono in Conversation.” He said, “It’s a mind-blowing concept that the God who created the universe might be looking for company, a real relationship with people.”
I’m sorry to have to say this, but my respect for Bono, my respect for U2 has taken a huge nose dive.
I am truly saddened that such a great icon of fight against Aids and Poverty would sell out to the Rick Santorum’s of the world. Honestly, I thought Sandrakae could not have be right when she posted this in the comments below. I’ve been a U2 fan since their first tour in the U.S. (Boy – 05/24/1981, The Hampton Beach Casino), when no one really knew who they were.
Please wake me when Bono and U2 get a clue — Rick Santorum is hypocrite, a liar and a sad statement of what a “good Christian” is.
Maybe Bono agrees with Santorum’s vile comments about gays or perhaps he agrees that Boston is the liberal hotbed for sex abuse among the clergy, I can’t imagine how he can. And, how Bono can praise John Kerry recently at a Boston performance and then fundraise for Santorum shortly there after, is beyond me.
Note to Bono and U2: I Will NOT Follow.
UPDATE: Apparently I am not alone in my disgust, John at AmericaBlog says — “Bono Supporting Santorum? Say it ain’t so… “
UPDATE: It appears Santorum’s fundraising team is selling a block of tickets at a U2 concert (Scalping), similar to what Arhnold did with a recent Stones show in Boston. I STILL don’t agree with Bono’s free wheeling hob-nobbing with hypocrites like Santorum. I also don’t agree with concert promoters making this practice a regular thing.
We saw outage from fans when the Stones allowed Arhnold to do this, now there are outraged U2 fans — and rightly so, in my opinion. Fans spend their hard earned money supporting bands like the Stones and U2 for decades, only to lose out on getting seats at a show to politicians raising money for their campaigns. It’s one thing for a band to perform purposely to raise money for a candidate — it’s another thing altogether when they allow their bands to be used as a front to raise money, particularly for causes or politicians they might not agree with.
So the question here now, is does Bono really have similar religious convictions to Santorum — or are U2 and Bono being used? I understand that Bono has his causes that are dear to him, but when those causes overlap with politics that he may not agree with, can he not draw a simple line. No doubt he raises more money for his causes from the liberals of this world, perhaps he might think about that.