Monday, 20 August 2012 19:23 (defend.ht)
TAMPA, USA - Rapper, songwriter and former Haitian presidential candidate hopeful, Wyclef Jean, has been tapped to perform at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida on August 29th.
Wyclef is replacing country music singers Willie Nelson and Randy Travis who declined to perform at the RNC's "Got Your 6" event that will be hosted by John McCain's daughter Meghan and wife Cindy, Republican governors and members of Congress.
The Urban Daily writes:
This announcement comes as a shock considering jean was a staunch supporter of the Obama Campaign in 2008. He even called himself an Obama groupie. So what would make an adamant Democrat, like Wyclef Jean, make a deal with the opposing team to perform at their event? Who knows, but jean has been relatively silent about who he is endorsing for this election. Furthermore, Wyclef Jean has come out and said he likes Sarah Palin.
Although Sarah Palin, the most recent vice-presidential candidate for the republicans in 2008 did not get a speaking role in the 2012 convention, a very interesting comment Carina Powell shed light on Jean's value to the RNC.
“For Republicans, nothing screams diversity like a woman and black man –– an immigrant at that –– as the headliners of a major, televised event...”
It must be said that "Got Your 6" is a non-partisan non-profit for the benefit of military veterans.