U2’s Bono Meets with Joe Biden, Congratulates Obama on Re-Election


Story by Cat Badra

U2 frontman Bono gave the keynote address at the Global Social Enterprise Initiative at Georgetown University this week

U2’s Bono hasn’t given up on his quest to make the world a better place. Bono sat down with Vice President Joe Biden at the White House on Tuesday (Nov. 13) to talk about the AIDS epidemic, global development and fighting poverty. Words spread about the meeting thanks to a tweetfrom the vice president’s office. So, could there have been another reason for the friendly exchance? White House Press Secretary Jay Carney kidded during a White House press briefing, “You witnessed the formation of a new band.” You never know!

Bono was in town to give the keynote address at the Global Social Enterprise Initiative at Washington D.C.’s Georgetown University on Monday evening (Nov. 12). Bono, long known for not only his vocal skills but his activism, congratulated President Obama on his reelection. “Congratulations are in order not just for turning out in record numbers – and forgetting politics for a minute – but for electing an extraordinary man as president,” Bono said.

He also talked about the continuing economic hardships and cautioned that certain fiscal decisions should not cost lives the lives of the poor because of lack of medical treatment or other help.

“Cuts can cost the lives of the poorest of the poor,” Bono proclaimed. “It shouldn’t be a hard case to make, but it is right now. In the halls of Congress, the Senate, maybe here in Healy Hall. But I put it to you we must not let this economic recession become a moral recession. That would become a double cruelty.”




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