Is Bono going into politics? Not really, but former British Prime Minister Tony Blair thinks he would be great in the job!
In his new memoir, A Journey, Blair writes that Bono “could have been a president or prime minister standing on his head. He had an absolutely natural gift for politicking, was great with people, very smart and an inspirational speaker . . . motivated by an abundant desire to keep on improving, never really content or relaxed.”
U2 guitarist The Edge told us that U2’s successes as a band and activists have allowed Bono to be an effective lobbyist for change: “I’m just really proud, I suppose, of him, and proud of the fact that our band — and our work — has created this environment where it’s possible for him to walk into some of these corridors of power and actually get people to take him seriously.”