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Jeannine Haffner is a singer and songwriter who is credited with writing the song Yes We Can, which is a folk rock song inspired by Barack Obama's speech following his win in the North Carolina primary on May 6, 2008.

The lyrics to this version of ‘Yes We Can’ are a rallying cry to all people to come together for the good of the country and the world. These lyrics can be found at (4). Oak Park newspaper, The Wednesday Journal (5), said,“she has written a political song, something in the style of a modern day Joan Baez…”. The song is a departure from already existing songs of the same name.

Since it’s release on You Tube, the video has been slowly making it’s way around the world on the internet on AOLVideo(6), Facebook(7), My Space(8), and is currently being watched locally on the Chicago Tribune website ‘Chicago Live’ (9) and Fox News website ‘UReport’ (10). Miss Haffner recently released a follow-up video of the same song ‘Yes We Can’ (tube top version) on You Tube in order to get the song more attention. She is keeping her fans updated on the song’s progress at her blog called ‘Obama Blonde’ at (11)

Yes We Can Single video by The J’s featuring Jeannine Haffner & Jon Jenkins Release Date: May 26, 2008 Format: Streaming Video Recorded: Oak Park, Il May 26, 2008 Genre: folk, rock Length: 2:58 Writer: Jeannine Haffner Producer: Jeannine Haffner & Jon Jenkins

Yes We Can (tube top version) Single video by Jeannine Haffner featuring Jeannine Haffner Release Date: June 23, 2008 Format: Streaming Video Recorded: Oak Park, Il May 26, 2008 Genre: folk, rock Length: 2:16 Writer: Jeannine Haffner Producer: Jeannine Haffner

Other music by Jeannine Haffner CD Late Bloomer available Singles available at itunes, CDconnection,,,,,

[1] The song and video were released on You Tube on May 26, 2008 by Haffner’s band, The J’s, featuring Jeannine Haffner on guitar and vocals and Jon Jenkins on lead guitar.


  1. ^ Cathryn Wilkinson (2008-06-10). "Yes, She Can!". Wednesday Journal of Oak Park and River Forest. Retrieved 2008-07-02. 

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