Al Sharpton: Obama’s karaoke moment helped economy

Jeff Poor Media Reporter
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On his Friday MSNBC show “PoliticsNation,” Rev. Al Sharpton explained that since President Barack Obama sang a few opening lines from Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together” at the Apollo Theater in Harlem last week, it sent download sales soaring. And that, he said, boosted the economy, which is something Republicans should be weary of come November.

“That video went viral and had everyone talking,” Sharpton said.

“Since that performance, sales for Al Green’s songs shot up 490 percent. That’s the best sales week for that song since they began tracking downloads nine years ago. The President sings, boosts classic songs and helps the economy. Hey Republicans, you sure you are ready to face him in the election?”

Sharpton later added that Green’s song had another message, in that his side best “stay together” through this election cycle.

“So he did it and helped sales,” Sharpton said. “And I hope we listen to Al Green’s ‘Let’s Stay Together’ or we’ll all be back at the Apollo after November singing the blues.”

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