Last night’s Iowa caucus will go down as a victory for the Bernie Sanders campaign, with the plucky senator from Vermont finishing in a virtual tie with fellow Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. With the results still trickling in, Sanders appeared at a rally in Des Moines to thank his supporters and reiterate his campaign promises. He then left the stage to the sounds of David Bowie’s “Starman”, a song that PBS reports has become a staple of his stump speeches in recent days.
Sanders’ appeal among millennials has more to do with his progressive politics than his musical proclivities, but there’s no denying that the senator has struck a chord with music fans lately. Ahead of Tuesday’s caucus, Sanders held a campaign rally that featured performances from Vampire Weekend and Foster the People. Other prominent musicians who have lent their support to the campaign include Jeff Tweedy, Killer Mike, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who will host a “Feel the Bern” benefit concert at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles on February 5.
Check out Sanders’ “Starman” moment below. The song kicks in around the 16:30 mark, but it’s worth watching the speech in its entirety.