Bernie Sanders is thirsty for youth vote, will rock out if necessary


In a noble attempt to impress the kids of America on Saturday night, Bernie Sanders assembled music festival-worthy roster of stars for a rally in Iowa City that included Foster the People, Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig, and a kid from the Hunger Games. So in case you forgot, Sanders is the cool candidate—or at least the one who has backers worthy of a 2011 Urban Outfitters CD sampler.

Yahoo Politics described the affair, which featured three separate stages, as being "basically Coachella," which, depending on your feelings about Coachella, could be accurate.

To be fair, this is about as cool as a campaign rally will get this election, and Sanders has garnered support from plenty of cool celebrities over the past six months. Rapper Killer Mike is one of his staunchest supporters; in L.A., the Red Hot Chili Peppers will be headlining a separate rally for Sanders (Flea is individually listed as a supporter on Sanders' website); the 74-year-old senator was even able to unite Simon and Garfunkel on one issue: the two agreed to let Sanders use their song "America" in one of his campaign ads.

Other notable Sanders-backing celebs include Susan Sarandon, Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore, Sarah Silverman, and Will Ferrell.

Hillary Clinton's most notable "cool" supporter, on the other hand, is Girls creator Lena Dunham.

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Bernie Sings With Vampire Weekend During Iowa Rally
Bernie Sings With Vampire Weekend During Iowa Rally

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