Punk rock icon Henry Rollins recently spoke to the Artisan News Service about the recent presidential election and the new direction our country is about to take.

"I think of all the candidates America had to chose from, Barack Obama, John McCain, Dr. Ron Paul, people like that, I think in my opinion America made the right choice and I think every other American if you look at the votes would agree with me, fair enough," he said. "What the future is remains to be seen. But as far as the next four years trying to neutralize the problems that are happening and to look to the future it was going to be McCain or Barack Obama, I think of the two easily my chips are on Barack Obama."

Rollins shared his thoughts on why he has confidence in the President-elect: "What will happen? That's really not as much up to Barack Obama as much as it's up to the American people kind of dropping the divisiveness and dropping the name calling and the 'You hate America' and all of that and just going look, Republican, Democrat, let's shelf it for now and just agree that we're Americans and let's go upfield together and quite honestly, I'm sick and tired of the arguing. I'm sick and tired of the name calling and 'You hate America. No, you hate America!' None of these people hate America. 'You don't like the troops!' Everyone likes the troops, so if we can get past that and get into solid solutions. That's what I'm for. I'm for America! But I think Barack Obama and the people he's choosing for his cabinet is reflecting that to me very much, so I got confidence in the guy."

Rollins recently released a series of documentary specials on IFC, and continues to host his weekly radio show as well as perform spoken-word dates around the world.


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