U2 for Prime Minister?!

Is Bono going into politics? Not really, but former British Prime Minister Tony Blair thinks he would be great in the job!

In his new memoir, A Journey, Blair writes that Bono “could have been a president or prime minister standing on his head. He had an absolutely natural gift for politicking, was great with people, very smart and an inspirational speaker . . . motivated by an abundant desire to keep on improving, never really content or relaxed.”

Bono has been heavily involved in political, social and international causes over the course of his career — focusing mostly on hunger, AIDS and poverty in Africa + other parts of the Third World.

U2 guitarist The Edge told us that U2’s successes as a band and activists have allowed Bono to be an effective lobbyist for change: “I’m just really proud, I suppose, of him, and proud of the fact that our band — and our work — has created this environment where it’s possible for him to walk into some of these corridors of power and actually get people to take him seriously.”

Do you think Bono would be a good politician? Could he make a good Prime Minister?

Are there any rock stars out there you’d like to see run for office?

Kim 😉

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