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Bono to students: You voted for an ‘extraordinary man as president’ [VIDEO]

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      Nicholas Ballasy

      Nicholas Ballasy is the Senior Video Reporter for The Daily Caller covering Congress and national politics. Ballasy has interviewed a wide range of political leaders and celebrities including former President Bill Clinton, Sen. John McCain, Sen. John Kerry, former Gov. Mitt Romney, former House Speakers Nancy Pelosi and Newt Gingrich, Kevin Spacey, Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Harrison Ford, Matt Damon, Joan Rivers, Gloria Estefan, Jon Stewart, Dave Matthews, Neil Munro, Stevie Wonder, etc. His work has been featured by CNN, Fox News, NBC, CBS, ABC, The Drudge Report, Washington Post and New York Times, among others.

In a speech at Georgetown University on Monday, U2 lead singer Bono called President Barack Obama an “extraordinary man,” and congratulated young voters for “turning out in record numbers” to support him.

Bono’s remarks were focused on the power of “social movements.” The event featured House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy and Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan.

“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 told the audience.

The event was sponsored by the Global Social Enterprise Initiative at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, as well as by Bank of America.

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