February 17, 2012 in Nation/World

Encore will have to wait


 SAN FRANCISCO – President Barack Obama and the Rev. Al Green on tour?

 Obama was joined by the soul singer at a Democratic fundraiser on Thursday, a month after the president launched into a brief, impromptu version of Green’s “Let’s Stay Together” at New York’s Apollo Theater.

 Obama thanked Green, prompting a member of the audience to shout, “Give us a verse!” The president declined to sing this time, telling about 70 campaign donors that he “took a chance at the Apollo and I’m not going to take a chance again.”

 “After re-election I might go on tour with the good reverend – be his opening act,” Obama said.

 But he warned, “I don’t want to lose any further votes because of my singing voice.”

Associated Press

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