Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Super Tuesday Special: What Do Candidates' Songs Really Say About Them?

In this special Super Duper Tuesday edition of Coffee is for Closers we look at some cringe-worthy musical moments from campaign 2008. Those campaign songs that presidential candidates use to fire up supporters can be pretty incongruous with the candidates' persona or themes. And listening to the lyrics can make the story even funnier.

Somehow John McCain seems less of a tough guy to me now that I've found out that he's played an Abba song at his rallies. And the Washington Post did an article delving into the lyrics and themes of a number of candidates' songs. For example, Hillary Clinton sometimes uses Bachman-Turner Overdrive's "Takin' Care of Business," which the article points out is about not doing business... or much of anything, for that matter: "It's the work that we avoid/And we're all self-employed/We love to work at nothing all day."

How about Mitt Romney greeting some folks at a Martin Luther King Day parade with "Who Let the Dogs Out?"

Sing it (or just say it), Mitt!

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