Depeche Mode for President?

When Superstorm Sandy hit the U.S., the presidential candidates temporarily suspended their campaigns. Depeche Mode stepped in to hold a town hall with voters, using their best impressions of the candidates.

(This is a work of satirical fiction using footage from the second presidential debate and DM’s Oct. 23 press conference. The views expressed here are not the actual views of the band. The last time @Ebbhead and I put our heads together, this happened. He had another idea kicking around, and this was the result!)

Depeche Mode for President from Miss Leliel on Vimeo.

< public service announcement > If you live in the United States, make sure you get out the vote on November 6. If you think your vote doesn’t count, remember that 537 people in Florida made the difference in the 2000 presidential race! < /public service announcement >


Amanda is an enthusiastic, globe-trotting Mode fan who discovered the band in late 1998. Although she often feels like she got a late start in the Depeche Mode's career, she's survived nearly 20 years of the fandom, five new albums and multiple meetings with her love for the band intact (and stronger than ever). Amanda is a life-long creative, a classically trained graphic designer, working professionally as a User Experience Designer for one of the world's largest technology companies. When not at work or traveling for Depeche, she enjoys character illustration, comics, movies and Japanese Culture. And cats. Lots of Cats.