Spike Lee: Obama re-election ‘not a lock’

Matt Pitchford Contributor
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Award winning filmmaker and fervent Obama supporter Spike Lee told GQ’s The Stream blog Tuesday that he is uncertain of President Obama’s re-election chances.

“It is not a lock that president Obama is getting a second term and people have to really rekindle the enthusiasm that we had the first time,” Lee said.

Lee, who supported President Obama during his first election campaign and hosted fundraisers for him during this election cycle, also succinctly summed up why people would vote for GOP candidate Mitt Romney instead, “He’s not Obama.”

Lee also said that people who don’t like the president aren’t necessarily racist: “I can’t say to all the people that are unhappy with [Obama] that they’re racist people,” Lee said. “People ain’t got jobs, people are hurting. So I don’t care what color you are, if people are out of work, it’s tough.”

That being said, Lee believes “once we get to the debates my man is going to tear him up! It’s going to be obvious who should lead this country for the next four years once they go head to head, toe to toe, elbow to elbow, butt to butt. And I don’t think Mr. Romney can hang with him. He just can’t!”

Lee also told GQ who he would pick for a super-team to help make the world a better place:

“President Obama would be one. My man Eric Holder to keep the law down, you know? That’s two. Now I have to get some diversity in this mother, President Clinton would be there, too. You need a woman. I say Hillary Clinton.”

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