The Strokes’ Julian Casablancas pleads Joe Biden to pick Bernie Sanders as his running mate
The Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas has spoken about why he thinks Democrat Presidential nominee Joe Biden to “roll the dice” and pick Bernie Sanders as his running mate in the upcoming election.
Casablancas has been very open about his political beliefs in the run-up to the forthcoming election, having played a rally for Bernie Sanders’ campaign earlier in the campaign before the 78-year-old dropped out to allow Biden a clear run at Donald Trump.
Speaking to the NME, he said: “I feel like if [Biden] rolled the dice and did something dramatic and chose Bernie as his VP, he would win easily. But I don’t think he’s gonna do that. If he chooses someone boring, it’s probably not so good.”
On his support for the Democrats, the frontman offered: “The reason you want Democrats to win is because they will have slightly less corrupt Supreme Court judges, who will have the final say over what’s law. But other than that, it’s two wings of a corporate party.”
Last month, Casablancas spoke about why he doesn’t feel it is an artist’s duty to forge public political opinions unless it’s sincere. He told the New York Post: “I think politics is a different beast,” he explained.
“To me, art is an escape [from] the absurdity of life. People are seeking to run away from the negative things and kind of find inspiration.”
He went on to add: “If you feel like you believe in something… to clearly stand for, I think you should have the courage to do [it], whether you’re a musician or not.”