DemDaily: Prince, The President & Politics
"Today, the world lost a creative icon. Michelle and I join millions of fans from around the world in mourning the sudden death of Prince. Few artists have influenced the sound and trajectory of popular music more distinctly, or touched quite so many people with their talent ... He was a virtuoso instrumentalist, a brilliant bandleader, and an electrifying performer." -- President Barack Obama
"Prince got his start in a Minneapolis jazz band... His artistry, innovation, and unparalleled presence inspired - and will continue to inspire - millions of people."
-- Senator Al Franken, who represents Prince's home state of Minnesota