John Mayer Blogs About Obama
Posted on Thu Oct 30, 2008 09:04 AM PDT

John Mayer JohnMayerObama200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - John Mayer is expressing his hope for the future and why he's supporting Barack Obama for president in a blog on The Huffington Post website.

John writes that as a person in his early twenties in the time following 9/11, hope and optimism were hard to come by.

"The social and political narrative of the last eight years, if you're a young adult, has been 'you are the first generation of the second half of the rest of human existence.' That's a huge psychological undertaking, and I believe it's one that will someday be diagnosed on a massive scale as having led to a kind of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. (Something has to explain away our premature obsession with 1980s nostalgia)," Mayer writes.

John contends that Obama's message of 'hope' is more than just a political catch phrase, but should serve as an inspiration to the youth of America.

"To those who question whether hope is a tangible product worth building a campaign around, I'd say take a look at despair and how powerful that has been in reshaping how people think and live," writes Mayer. " To adults who will vote for him, Barack Obama represents a return to prosperity. To the youth, he represents an introduction to it."

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