According to Fundrace 2008, The Huffington Post's Google Maps mashup of 2008 presidential campaign donations, METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich donated $2,300 to John Edwards' 2008 presidential campaign.
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In 2007, Why Democracy?, a documentary project using film to start a global conversation about democracy, posted a nine-minute video interview with Lars Ulrich in which he answered ten questions on his views about God, democracy, and systems of government. Watch the clip below.
The ten questions asked were:
01. Who would you vote as President of the World?
02. Can terrorism destroy democracy?
03. Who rules the world?
04. Why bother to vote?
05. Are women more democratic than men?
06. Is God democratic?
07. What would make you start a revolution?
08. Can democracy solve climate change?
09. Is democracy good for everyone?
10. Are dictators ever good?
When asked whom he would want to be the "President of the World," Ulrich replied, "I want the smartest guy, and the smartest guy is Bill Clinton, so Bill Clinton should be the president of the world, absolutely."