Dylan: Obama Will Be Best Prez He Can Be

By Jess Kilby,  Newser User
Posted Apr 7, 2009 12:06 PM CDT
Singer Bob Dylan says of Barack Obama: "In some sense you would think being in the business of politics would be the last thing that this man would want to do."   (AP Photo/File)
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(Newser) – Barack Obama will be “the best president he can be,” Bob Dylan tells the Times of London, though he has “no idea” if Obama will actually be good at the job. “Most of those guys come into office with the best of intentions and leave as beaten men,” Dylan says. “It’s like they all fly too close to the sun and get burned.”

Dylan says he’s been intrigued by Obama since reading his memoir, Dreams From My Father. “He’s like a fictional character, but he’s real,” he says of Obama’s improbable heritage. The singer says he was particularly struck by Obama’s writing style: “It makes you feel and think at the same time and that is hard to do.”