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Obama has a celebrity endorsement wish list, Jay-Z and NPH are on it

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We all have our dream celebrity BFFs — you've gotten my letters, right, Donald Glover? — and even the commander-in-chief is no different. A list of Barack Obama's preferred campaign surrogates has leaked, and it seems Obama wants to kick back with everyone from Arcade Fire to Whoopi Goldberg.

The list, which is dated December 5, includes nearly 200 people and bands. Here's a sampling:

  • Harvey Weinstein
  • Oprah
  • Chelsea Clinton
  • Mila Kunis
  • George Clooney
  • Tom Hanks
  • Bradley Cooper
  • Counting Crows
  • George Lopez
  • Vampire Weekend
  • Chris Cornell
  • Rahm & Ari Emanuel
  • Gwen Stefani
  • Marc Anthony
  • Fergie & will.i.am
  • Jewel
  • Blake Lively
  • Train
  • Kevin, Joe & Nick Jonas
  • John Kerry
  • Billie Jean King
  • Adam Levine
  • Lea Michele
  • Chris Pine
  • Regina Spektor
  • Josh Groban
  • Gloria Steinem
  • The Roots
  • Tina Fey
  • Wilco

People have been quick to note that Obama included Jay-Z on the list but, strangely, not Beyonce. Or even Blue Ivy. The Counting Crows and George Lopez also must have more political pull (and relevance) than we realized. Finally, while a Wilco or Roots endorsement would be, like, the coolest thing ever, I'm not sure I want to live in a country where the president needs to beg Blake Lively and Lea Michele for their support. (Though I did enjoy that Michele's title is neither actress nor singer but "Glee.")

In related news, the members of Lady Antebellum, a group also listed as a potential surrogate, have released a statement which says they did not submit their names for consideration and will not comment on their political affiliations. Yikes. Obama can't be handling that blow well — we all know he was really counting on the use of "Need You Now" in his campaign.