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PREVIEW: Will.I.Am on 2012 presidential election: ‘We gotta remix America’ – airs on 'Starting Point' Friday, 9/7 at 7am Eastern

President Obama will officially accept the Democratic Party’s nomination for a second term tonight at the Democratic National Convention, attempting to once again win over the nation since first sending the message of “hope” and “change” in 2008. The president’s 2008 campaign was party defined by the anthems “Yes We Can” and “It’s a New Day” written by Black Eyed Peas member Will.I.Am. A major proponent of the president, Will is at the Democratic National Convention this week to once again garner the vote for Barack Obama.

He talks to Soledad O’Brien on “Starting Point” about the tone of the campaign this election year.

“Today’s message should be ‘we are one,’ ‘we are united,’” he says. “We need to forge a whole new energy and American Dream.” Will questions what the American dream is today, considering that it has changed since the 1940s. “We gotta remix that dream,” he says. “We gotta remix America.”

Check out this preview clip above. Watch the rest of the interview on "Starting Point" Friday, Sept. 7th at 7am Eastern.

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