Barack Obama has a message for the readers of Vibe: "I need you." In a letter to be published in the November issue of the urban music monthly, Obama urges them to register to vote, saying, "We are at a defining moment in our history." The letter reads: "I am running for president to take this country in a new direction. But I can't do it alone. I need you."
"Whether it's the first time, or the first time in a long time, I need you to register and vote on November 4," Obama writes. He's featured on the cover of the magazine for the second time—the first was the September 2007 issue. He also gets the magazine's first-ever presidential endorsement.