In spite of my disdain for his music, I've always been fine knowing that Mr. Delonge would never branch out from his niche of emo rock/mall punk. He had his place, and I had mine, and regardless of musical tastes we could all get along. With that said, I was quite floored when I read that Tom Delonge wants to enter politics...floored with laughter that is. According to Jaded Insider Tom has expressed interest in entering the political arena. In fact, here is what my "favorite" frontman had to say:
“There was awhile when I actually thought I was going to be doing stuff in politics,” he said. “I spent a great part of the election year traveling with John Kerry and really being involved in the campaign. If Kerry would have won -- I was pitching all these different initiatives to his administration, y’know? -- there was a good chance I would have bought a place in D.C. and been more involved than I probably would like to admit.”
Pitching all these different initiatives y' know??? Like what, Tom, statutes protecting millionaires like yourself from the unfair practices of record companies and ticket agencies? Or perhaps a law requiring elementary kids to listen to your shitty music?? I hate to break the news to you, but there's only one place for a celebrity singer in politics, and it is currently occupied by Bono.
Please Tom, don't turn more people against you. Stay out of politics. Please.