Young Jeezy Talks About Presidential Election, Aptly Titled LP The Recession

'Both parties can do the job, but if I had my pick, I'm definitely going with Joe and Barack,' rapper says.

There’s less than a month until Election Day, and Young Jeezy is still putting the word out for everyone to get to the polls this year. The Snowman is leaning heavily toward the Democratic side , especially since Republican presidential nominee John McCain chose Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate.

“I like Joe [Biden] a little bit better than Sarah,” Jeezy said recently. “I understand she’s the soccer mom and all that, and that’s good. But if something happens to McCain, then what? Do you want a soccer mom to run the country? That’s cool. I mean, she can run the house, though. I like Joe, though. Definitely. You got to be tough. I mean, I’m definitely not saying anything against what women do, but at the same time, Joe’s firm, Barack [Obama]’s firm. They’re straight to the point. They don’t beat around the bush. Both parties can do the job, but if I had my pick, I’m definitely going with Joe and Barack. Too much more serious things going on.”

One of those things is the nationwide economic crisis — Jeezy named his album to reflect the nation’s current monetary difficulties.

“Yes, we are in a Recession, ” he said. “Ask [President] Bush, he’ll tell you. We got to stand up. We got to be ’We the people’ on this one. It’s on us, you know what I mean? That’s what we got to do. We got to stick together. I really wanted to get me on [the album], expressing my feelings, my concerns about what’s going on. I wanted to make good music around this time, but I also wanted to drop a couple gems about what’s going on in the economy and stuff like that. Sometimes we look over it. We don’t tap into it until election time.”

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