Elton Gives Hillary $2.5M Boost

Brit rocker blames misogynistic attitudes for his girl's fall
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 10, 2008 7:11 AM CDT

(Newser) – Elton John may not be able to help out with his vote, but the aging British rocker was happy to boost Hillary Clinton's campaign by playing a fundraiser, the AP reports. "I've always been a Clinton supporter," John told the audience. "There is no one more qualified to lead America." The Radio City Music Hall gig added $2.5 million to the Clinton war chest.

Sir Elton told the sellout crowd that he blamed "misogynistic attitudes" for Clinton being behind in the polls—"And I say to hell with them .... I love you Hillary, I'll be there for you." The candidate took to the stage with her family and was hugged by the singer. "What I want you to know is I'm still standing," she said. "I believe this country is worth fighting for."