There had been little doubt that Barbra Streisand would endorse Barack Obama. Before she came out for Hillary Clinton, she had contributed to his campaign and even attended one of his fund-raisers, where she chatted up Obama and even gave him a hug.
Streisand writes on her Website, “Barack has awakened in many of us the notion that we can again be
hopeful, enabling us to believe that we are capable of lifting our
brothers and sisters out of poverty, of providing quality education for
all our children, of ending this unjust war in Iraq and bringing our
troops home safely. He’s reminded us ‘yes we can’…we can make the
transition from fossil fuels to green energy; we can take care of our
elderly and make sure that good healthcare is not just a perk for a
few, but a right for every man, woman and child. We are experiencing
not just a presidential campaign, but a movement; a movement of
inspired young people who have been cynical about politics for too
There is no word yet on whether Streisand will perform at an Obama event. Back in 2004, she sang with Neil Diamond at a fund-raising concert for John Kerry at Disney Hall in downtown Los Angeles.